---- Authors Sue Google For Alleged 'Massive Copyright Infringement'
Kirby - 4:15 pm on Sep 21, 2005 (gmt 0)
It said authors and publishers can exclude books from the program if they don't want their material included.
Google has said it offers protections to copyright holders by limiting users of books covered by copyrights to bibliographic information and a few sentences of text.
Copyright protection is not "opt-out" and just how is Google going to determine which books are covered by copyrights? Their core competency is search and the indexing of pages and they cant even accurately distinguish between a url and an actual page, yet they think they can adequately guard the copyrights of 3rd parties. Sure thing.
If nothing else, this suit will push Google to develop a standard to live up to with regard to the "protections to copyright holders".