Sunday, October 08, 2006

Google to subpoena Yahoo over bookscanning/copyright?

from tgdaily:

According to a media reports, Google is planning to subpoena Yahoo, Microsoft, and Amazon ...

Through the subpoenas, Google hopes to find information, including the copyright status, of books that have been scanned and are a part of the projects from the rival sites. Amazon allows viewers to see selected material from books before purchasing them, although publishers must consent to this beforehand.

Publishers and authors have sued Google because they have been posting copyrighted material from books on their site, without permission. Google contends that the entire scope of the project is in compliance with copyright law because only partial content is available to the public.


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