Key Author Estates, Formerly Resistant, Now Support Google Books

Key Author Estates, Formerly Resistant, Now Support Google Books

Members of the Authors Guild who vociferously opposed Google Books now support the initiative. The estates of author John Steinbeck and songwriter Woody Guthrie, which led a successful movement to postpone the opt-out deadline to January 28, said they are now happy with the revised Google Books plan in an e-mail the Authors Guild sent to its members on Thursday.

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