Google resumes book scanning

by admin November 1, 2005 at 10:10 am

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.

Read more: ZDNet UK