Google Book Search Draws More Legal Action
According to Google representatives, its company policy is to exclude items publishers do not want as part of the search if Google is told to exclude them. That policy--issued in August 2005--has also come under fire.
La Martiniere’s suit is not the first time Google has caught flak for its project in France. France’s National Publishers’ Union (SNE), an organization which represents 400 publishers, has threatened legal action as well.
Yahoo! and MSN also have begun scanning projects, but have not received the criticism Google’s has because those projects focus on only using sources of public domain and works where permission has been granted.