Google Book Search Draws More Legal Action
More than 100 La Martiniere books have been digitized by Google, the publisher stated.
The project in question--Google Book Search, known until November as Google Print--has taken heat since its introduction in October 2004. At issue is Google’s mission to make two or three pages of millions of copyright-protected text and the full text of books in the public domain available for viewing by its users. While Google already pulls excerpts from copyright-protected Web sites to preview their content in Web searches, book publishers have criticized and condemned the book project.