Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Google Play Books now available in France

updated 08:06 pm EDT, Wed July 18, 2012

Deal follows resolution of publisher litigation

French customers of Google's Play Store will now be able to purchase books through the entertainment hub. The news was announced in a post on Google's European Public Policy Blog. French access to Google's book store comes following the resolution of a six-year legal saga involving suits from both French author and publisher guilds.

Google recently reached an agreement with the French Publishers Association and the Société des Gens de Lettres, an authors group, in which those groups dropped copyright lawsuits against Google. The company set up a framework agreement whereby French publishers will provide digital versions of their books for Google to sell. The agreement made France the only company where Google has an industry-wide book-scanning agreement covering out-of-print works that are still under copyright.

The new deal makes France the fifth European country to have books on Google Play, along with Germany, Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer

When it comes to selecting a printer, it's not exactly something most people put a lot of thought into. Printers are often touted as f ...

Moshi iVisor AG and XT for iPad Air 2

Have you ever tried to put in a screen protector that relies on static to cling to the screen? How many bubbles and wrinkles does it h ...

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 projector

Trying to find the perfect projector for a home theater can be tricky, as there are bountiful options on the market from a large numbe ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News