French publishers to drop case against Google

Case not lodged at Paris court within three-month deadline.

In May 2011 three French publishers declared their intent to sue Google for digitising works without prior consent.

Albin Michel, Flammarion and Gallimard had three months in which to lodge the case in a French court but, according to a report in The Bookseller, have failed to do so by the deadline.  Observers are speculating that the publishers may be pursuing an agreement with Google similar to that reached by Hachette Livre and La Martinere.

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