The American Assn. of Publishers and
The publishers involved in the case are the
The companies brought suit over a massive scanning project, in which Google worked with seven major university libraries to scan their collections, with the intention of making a digitized library available to all. The full terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but a news release made clear that these publishers can choose to make their works available to Google for the project, or choose to have them removed.
The release says, in part, "Google Books allows users to browse up to 20% of books and then purchase digital versions through
Other parties with disputes in the case, including the Authors Guild, were not part of this agreement.