Publishers and Google Report Progress in Negotiations
Washington, DC; September 15, 2011 — The following statement was released by Tom Allen, President and CEO, Association of American Publishers (AAP) at the conclusion of the status conference held today by Judge Denny Chin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit:
Today, we informed the court that the Association of American Publishers, the five publisher plaintiffs and Google have made good progress toward a settlement that would resolve the pending litigation regarding the Google Library Project. We are working to resolve the differences that remain between the parties and reach terms that are mutually agreeable.
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