The Open Book Alliance was an organization formed in 2009 to contest the Google Book Search Settlement, which it believe could allow Google, the Association of American Publishers and the Authors’ Guild collectively "to monopolize the access, distribution and pricing of the largest digital database of books in the world".[1] It was led by anti-trust lawyer Gary Reback. The Settlement was rejected by a federal judge in March 2011[2] and the Alliance's blog has been inactive since May 2012.[3]

Its members were: Amazon.com, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, Internet Archive, Microsoft, National Writers Union, New York Library Association, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Small Press Distribution, Special Libraries Association and Yahoo!.[4]


  1. ^ "Mission". Open Book Alliance. Retrieved 10 December 2009. 
  2. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/23/technology/23google.html
  3. ^ http://openbookalliance.org/
  4. ^ "Members". Open Book Alliance. Archived from the original on 21 December 2009. Retrieved 10 December 2009. 

External links

None - openbookalliance.org is now a commercial unrelated site