Google Print Still Suffers Potential Legal Problems
“On August 11, Google announced on its blog that they are suspending its scanning of copyrighted works from libraries. Scanning will resume in November, which presumably gives publishers who are rights-holders time to opt-out with a list of books they do not want scanned at the library.
“There are still huge problems with Google’s new description of its Library Project. The biggest problem is that Google is trying to offer an ‘opt-out’ approach to publishers, while copyright law is clearly a matter of ‘express consent.'”
Daniel Brandt. Google Spins to Avoid Copyright Challenges. Google Watch. Aug. 12, 2005.