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Kadokawa Will Exclude Its Publications From Google Library Project

posted on 2012-12-13 17:31 EST

Kadokawa Group Holdings announced on Thursday that it has made an agreement with Google to exclude all of its publications from being digitized and added to the Google Books Library Project. The Google Books Library Project aims to "create a comprehensive, searchable, virtual card catalog of all books in all languages," and has partnered with public and university libraries to do so. Kadokawa noted that because of issues raised by other authors and industry personnel, and after negotiations with Google, it decided to apply to exclude all of its works from the project.

Kadokawa has said that it still plans to provide e-books of its titles while still protecting its copyrights, and Google will still make Kadokawa's publications available on the Google Play Books e-book store if given authorization by each individual author.

Source: IT Media


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