Industry heavyweights gang up against Google

by admin August 21, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Silicon Valley (CA) – Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo have added their not inconsiderable weight to a coalition opposing Google’s plans for scanning books.

The Open Book Alliance is headed by the Internet Archive, a San Francisco outfit trying to set up a free digital library of Internet content and Gary Reback, a Silicon Valley antitrust lawyer. Although the coalition has not yet been officially launched, several library and journalism associations have already signed up, including the New York Library Association and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

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