Google resumes book scanning
The search giant risks the wrath of the book publishing industry as it resumes its strategy of scanning ‘the libraries of the world’, with a new focus on out-of-print titles
Google is to start scanning and copying the world’s books again after announcing on Tuesday that its self-imposed suspension is over.
The company says it will resume scanning books but will focus on out-of-print titles and wants to get publishers’ permission to scan in-print books as part of Google Print.
The company said in August it was temporarily halting scanning books after facing stiff opposition from book publishers and the prospect of a ‘massive’ copyright suit.
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