Google Books revised settlement - French, German and other non-English books excluded

Searcher's Barbara Quint gives the lowdown on the revised Google Books Settlement, which once finalised will enable Google to make available millions of out-of-print books in the US.The international scope of the agreement has been reduced, although books published in Canada, the UK or Australia - countries which share legal frameworks and book industry practices  - are still covered. Dan Clancy, engineering director for Google Book Search, confirms that foreign works will continue to be added to the Google Books collection, and although "users will not have access to the full text or to the extended Preview mode for the bulk of foreign in-copyright works, they will still be able to search them, identify relevant items, and read the snippets."