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BRIEF-Google, Association of American Publishers reach agreement

Oct 4 (Reuters) - Google Inc :

* Publishers and Google reach agreement

* As the settlement is between the parties to the litigation, the court is not

required to approve its terms

* Agreement settles copyright infringement lawsuit filed against co on October

19, 2005 by five AAP member Publishers

* Says further terms of the agreement are confidential

* Settlement does not affect co's current litigation with authors guild or

address underlying questions in suit

* Says under the agreement, books scanned by Google in the library project can

now be included by Publishers

* U.S. Publishers can choose to make available or remove their books,journals

digitized by Google for its library project

* Publisher plaintiffs are McGraw Hill-Cos,Pearson Education,Penguin Group

(USA),John Wiley & Sons and Simon & Schuster

* Settlement will provide access to publishers' in-copyright books & journals

digitized by co for Google library project

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