ZDNet reports that Google is temporarily postponing its plans to scan books of five of the world’s top libraries and make them available in searchable form under the Google Print title. The delay has come after copyright-based objections from publishers. Google’s response is to give publishers the opportunity to opt out of being included in the programme if they notify Google. Scanning of books will restart in November.
The IPKat thinks that this is subverting the basics of copyright law. It’s for the copyright holder to grant permission to use his work and not the other way around.
Monday, 15 August 2005
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