Jun 12, 2012 @ 12:03:00 am
The French Publishers' Association and the Société des Gens de Lettres, a French society of authors, have dropped a lawsuit protesting Google's book-scanning efforts in that country. The New York Times reports that Google has struck an agreement with French publishers that would allow them to revive thousands of out-of-print books, and let publishers sell digital editions of those works. The search giant claims that this now makes France the only county with an "industrywide book-scanning agreement in place to cover works that are out of print but still under copyright."
According to Ray Bradbury's biographer, a museum for the famed sci-fi writer could be in the works in his early hometown of Waukegan, Illinois. The town already has a park, two festivals, and a library conference room named after the writer, but
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