In a move to assuage European publishers' concerns over book digitization, Google on Sept. 7 said European books still listed as commercially available will not be included in its online registry of orphaned and out-of-print works, CNET reports -- unless rights holders give their express authorization. The search giant also said it will let two non-U.S. representatives onto the eight-person board of the Books Rights Registry, which was set up to govern the proposed books settlement reached with U.S. publishers and authors who sued Google in 2005. But the U.S settlement--which has been alternately hailed by civil rights groups as...

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