Monday, May 23, 2005

Article: Some Publishers Not Happy With Google's Library Digitization Program

Gary Price has written a new article for Search Engine Watch on Google's digitization program. There is no new news; just more analysis of "who's saying what." The question, of course, is will the publishers (copyright holders) take Google to court for its actions and, if yes, will the court feel that Google is acting in good faith? There is no indication that a lawsuit is imminent (although we seem to expect one), however, such a suit -- once settled -- would help other digitization efforts understand how they might handle copyrighted materials. As beneficial could be the meaningful negotiations that would begin once a lawsuit is filed.

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