Publishers Not At All Happy About Google's Book Scanning Project
from the no-surprise-there dept
About the only thing surprising about this article is the amount of time it took for this to come out. It seems that, just as happened when Amazon started publishing its "Search Inside the Book" feature and book publishers and authors freaked out, it appears that publishers are getting nervous about Google's book scanning plans. One interesting point in the article is that, even though some publishers have asked to be left out of the scan, Google has been scanning those books anyway, apparently believing strongly that a fair use defense will hold up in court. It hasn't reached the point of a lawsuit yet (and some doubt it will), but it seems that Google feels pretty strongly that it's in the right with this offering.