Open Book Alliance

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The Open Book Alliance was an organization formed in 2009 to contest the Google Book Search Settlement, which it believe could allow Google, the Association of American Publishers and the Authors’ Guild collectively "to monopolize the access, distribution and pricing of the largest digital database of books in the world".[1] It was led by anti-trust lawyer Gary Reback. The Settlement was rejected by a federal judge in March 2011[2] and the Alliance's blog was inactive after 31 May 2012.[3]

Wayback Machine archived the blog from 26 August 2009[4] to 14 August 2016.[3]

Between 14 August 2016 and 18 August 2016 the domain name expired.[5][6] it is now an unrelated commercial site.

Its members were: Amazon.com, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, Internet Archive, Microsoft, National Writers Union, New York Library Association, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Small Press Distribution, Special Libraries Association and Yahoo!.[7]

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  1. ^ Open Book Alliance (26 December 2009). "Mission". openbookalliance.org. Retrieved 24 September 2018 – via archive.org.
  2. ^ Helft, Miguel. "Judge Rejects Google's Deal to Digitize Books". nytimes.com. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Open Book Alliance". openbookalliance.org. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2018 – via archive.org.
  4. ^ "Open Book Alliance". openbookalliance.org. 26 August 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2018 – via archive.org.
  5. ^ "This Domain Name Has Expired". openbookalliance.org. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2018 – via archive.org.
  6. ^ "Open Book Alliance". openbookalliance.org. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2018 – via archive.org.
  7. ^ "Members". Open Book Alliance. Archived from the original on 21 December 2009. Retrieved 10 December 2009.

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