A Win for Google Books ... Maybe
In 2004, Google announced a new project that would expand its Web search capabilities by adding a wealth of new content, which would be created by scanning books from some of the great academic libraries of the world. The social goal of the project was to bring the world a massive collection of historical, literary, and scholarly knowledge that had previously been limited to just a few researchers in a few libraries. Originally called the Google Print Library Project, it became known as Google Books. To no one's surprise, copyright owners of the hooks in the Google Books project objected, and lawsuits were filed in 2005 by several publishers, the Authors Guild, as well as individual authors as a class action lawsuit.
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