Chinese author Mian Mian sues Google over copyright issues

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London, Dec 30 (ANI): Chinese novelist Mian Mian has sued Google over its plan to create an online library.

And now a Beijing judge has told the author to hold settlement talks with the search giant.

After a two-hour hearing, the court ordered both sides to talk but did not set a deadline for reporting back, according to the author's lawyer.

Mian Mian is seeking damages of 61,000 yuan (or 8,950 dollars) and a public apology, reports the BBC.

She filed the lawsuit in October after Google scanned one of her books, 'Acid House', into its library.

Google said it had removed the book as soon as it learned of the lawsuit, but had no further comment on the case.

And Mian Mian is not the only writer who has complained about copyright issues raised by Google's online library.

The China Written Works Copyright Society is also looking for compensation for other Chinese authors whose work is included in the project.

In France, a court ordered Google to stop digitising French books without the publisher's approval.

In the US, Google agreed a 125 million dollar settlement with American authors and publishers - although this is still waiting for final court approval. (ANI)

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