Thursday, October 27, 2005

Google's battle over library books

Is google going to be the biggest copyright violator?

Read about it here


Ten months ago, Google announced that it planned to scan, digitize and make searchable the collections of five of the largest libraries in the world. At first, it seemed like one of those nifty ideas that regularly percolate out of the young search giant.

But there's a big catch: Many of those books are protected by copyrights, and Google is requiring copyright holders to opt out of the scanning process if they don't want their books in libraries to be searchable.

1 comment:

Daniel Choy said...

well. in a way they are not copyright violaters but just that they are doing it the other way- meaning opt out rather than opt in.
beware of lawsuits.