Google’s Digital Library Project Still Moving
Although it’s been hung up in the courts, there appears to be some forward momentum towards Google finishing its project to digitize all the world’s libraries.
The project hit a halt in 2005 when publishers, authors and others disagreed over Google’s policies regarding abandoned, copyrighted works.
The judge in the case supports Google’s efforts to digitize 100 million+ books (there are 15 million already scanned). Having digital books online provides more access to great information to society at large, which can only help.
- Authors’ Guild Sues Universities Over Book Digitization Project (wired.com)
- Authors To Universities: Give Up Your Google Books (paidcontent.org)
- Google Copyright Talks Continue With Publishers, Authors (online.wsj.com)
- NY judge gives Google, lawyers more time to talk (boston.com)