The First Lawsuit Over the Google Books Project In China

Beijing, China (PressExposure) January 15, 2010 -- In October 2009, the lawsuit was filed under the Chinese Court against Google by a Chinese author Mian Mian upon violation of her copyright. The author Mian Mian argued that Google scanned her latest novel entitled "Acid House" into its online library without her permission.

Mian Mian, a counterculture writer known for her lurid tales of sex, drugs and nightlife, wants to be recovered her damages with amount of 6000Euro and a public apology, according to her lawyer Sun Jingwei.

Google removed Mian Mian's works after it learned of the lawsuit, but Sun said that author was not satisfied. He further stated that: "we think even if they remove Mian Mian's work their previous behavior is a violation of her rights. We demand a public apology."

This case would be the first brought against Google in China over the Google Books project, which itself is no stranger to the courtroom.

The China Written Works Copyright Society called on Google to negotiate compensation for Chinese authors whose work was scanned into its library. Also Chinese Writer's Association said in last December it had found more than 80,000 works by Chinese authors scanned into the library. Furthermore, the Association said it would hold talks with Google in near future on resolving the disputes.

Press Release Submitted On: January 15, 2010 at 2:13 am
This article has been viewed 27613 time(s).