Monday, May 04, 2009

Library Groups Weigh in on Google Settlement

As expected, the ALA, ACRL and ARL filed an amicus brief in the Google Books Settlement on Monday. The organizations did not come out in opposition, but asked the court to monitor the settlement in the long term and warned that aspects of the deal "could compromise fundamental library values such as equity of access to information, patron privacy, and intellectual freedom" if not closely watched.

You can read the full brief here [PDF].