Microsoft Joins the Book Scanning Fray

“In the wake of lawsuits filed against Google, Microsoft said on Tuesday that it would join a competing and less controversial library book digitization project sponsored by Yahoo and Internet Archive.

“Google faces two lawsuits alleging that the search giant is violating copyright law by scanning and digitizing all or parts of the collections at the libraries at universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Oxford and Michigan, plus The New York Public Library. Last month, the Authors Guild filed suit against Google, and last week, the Association of American Publishers also sued.”

Elinor Mills. Microsoft to Offer Book Search. Oct. 25, 2005.

See also:

Open Content Alliance. MSN Search Announces MSN Book Search. (Press release.) (.pdf, 76 KB) Oct. 25, 2005.

Elinor Mills. Google’s Battle Over Library Books. Oct. 24, 2005.

Written by sesomedia

10/26/2005 at 08:53

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