Publishers Ask Google To Halt Book Scans

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Gary Price reports that the Association of American Publishers sent a letter to Google asking for a six month moratorium on scanning copyrighted books for the Library portion of Google Print.

They want to resolve copyright issues. They have also requested a meeting with Google officials, and Google has not responded yet (the letter was sent June 10).

Considering Google hasn’t posted any of the scans online, there’s no reason they shouldn’t continue scanning. They can work out the copyright and commercial issues later; scanning for historical purposes isn’t such a serious deal.

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