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Publishers, Authors complain over Amazon gTLD applications

03/11, 9:44am

Publishers, Barnes & Noble issue complaints to ICANN

Amazon has received criticism over its attempts to register new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), in complaints sent to ICANN. The Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers, and competitor Barnes & Noble have all objected to applications for the suffixes .book, .author, and .read, citing the potential abuse of Amazon's market position in using the new domain endings.

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Google has 7 weeks to make deal for digitizing books

06/01, 7:05pm

Google digital library plan still without deal

Publishers revealed Wednesday that they and Google had yet to reach a deal in the longstanding plan to create a digital library. The content creators' attorney Bruce Keller told Judge Denny Chin that all was still "on the table" and that no deal had been reached. Judge Chin gave an extra 60 days, until July 19, for both sides to come to terms.

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