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Google Halts Scanning of Copyrighted Books

...requiring the industry to opt out of the program instead of opting in...

     

HughMungus

6:25 pm on Aug 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Stung by a publishing industry backlash, Google Inc. has halted its efforts to scan copyrighted books from some of the nation's largest university libraries so the material can be indexed in its leading Internet search engine.

Google wants publishers to notify the company which copyrighted books they don't want scanned, effectively requiring the industry to opt out of the program instead of opting in.

[news.yahoo.com...]

GREAT idea and extremely progressive and useful, but, opt-out only?

 

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