Monday, August 15, 2005

Computerworld | Google provides opt-out for publishers

Computerworld | Google provides opt-out for publishers: "Google will stop scanning copyrighted library books for several months to give publishers a chance to inform it which of their books they do and don't want scanned, the company announced last week.

The move is a reaction to criticism from book publishers that feel Google is bypassing them and their copyrights with the library portion of its Google Print program, in which the company is scanning books from five major libraries. Google's stated goal for the entire program is to make searchable the full text of as many of the world's books as possible."