While some have realized that Google's project to scan books is helping to promote sales, others are still suing. However, it's going to be quite some time before they get their day in court. Stephen Bryant notes that the Authors Guild v. Google has had the date pushed back just for filing motions requesting summary judgment. At this point, neither side needs to file until January of 2008, meaning that if the case actually goes to court, it won't happen for quite some time. As Bryant notes, this almost definitely works in Google's favor. By then, hopefully, more authors and publishers will either realize the benefits that search provides them, or see the positive results that other authors and publishers received by embracing the idea that making your books easier to find helps increase sales.
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