Thursday, October 20, 2005

Further obstacles to Google's library plans

Guardian Unlimited : "Google today faced a new legal challenge to its plans to digitise library books, as major publishers sought to block it from scanning copyrighted works.
Five publishing houses - McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education and Penguin Group (USA), Simon & Schuster and John Wiley & Sons - filed a suit in New York yesterday, claiming that Google's plans would infringe their copyrights.
'If Google can make ... copies, then anyone can,' Patricia Schroeder, president of the Association of American Publishers, told Reuters. 'Anybody could go into a library and start making digital copies of anything.'"

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