Publishers join the Recording and Movie industry associations in rearguard actions

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I’m glad to see that the Association of American Publishers can be just as determinedly nearsighted in their approach to the Internet as the RIAA and MPAA.


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Google reckons its plans will raise awareness and sales of books
Internet search engine Google is being sued by a group of book publishers over plans to put millions of titles online.

The Association of American Publishers, which includes firms such as Penguin, has filed a suit in New York claiming Google will infringe their copyrights.

As part of its Print Library Project, Google plans to index and scan millions of books from five major libraries.

Google countered that the lawsuit was “short sighted”, claiming its idea will lift exposure and demand for books.

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