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Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Publishers unhappy at Google  
A group of academic publishers called Google Inc.'s plan to scan millions of library books into its Internet search engine index a troubling financial threat to its membership.

The Association of American University Presses said in a letter to Google that the online search engine's library project "appears to involve systematic infringement of copyright on a massive scale."

More, at the Associated Press. Google is claiming fair use, and continuing to scan the books.

Via Techdirt.