Google Delays Scanning Project
“Google Inc. has suspended some of its project to place a vast selection of books online, bowing at least temporarily to concerns of publishers who fear scanning material into the world’s most powerful search engine will lead to unauthorized use and duplication of copyrighted material.
“Google launched its test service, Google Print, in October and later started its Google Print Library Project, an attempt to scan books in five libraries to make them searchable online. Mountain View, Calif.-based Google postponed further scanning of copyrighted books until November. Until then, copyright holders can opt out of the scanning by contacting Google directly, the company said.
Yuki Noguchi. Google Delays Book Scanning. WashingtonPost.com. Aug. 13, 2005.
Margaret Kane. Google Pauses Library Project. News.com. Aug. 12, 2005.