Friday, October 07, 2005

Google and Books

The Chronicle: Daily news: 10/07/2005 -- 01: "Academic Press and Prolific Author Tell Google to Remove Their Books From Its Scanning Project


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Academic press and prolific author tell Google to remove their books from its scanning project

A well-known scholar and his publisher have demanded that Google withdraw his books from the digital archive that the Internet-search company is compiling from the holdings of five university and research libraries.

'The basic problem is copyright violation,' said Jacob Neusner, a research professor of theology at Bard College, who has written more than 900 books (The Chronicle, May 9, 1997).

In an interview on Thursday, Mr. Neusner said that he had asked Google to remove his works from its Google Library project, but Google had insisted that he fill out a separate form for each of his books. That was wrong, said Mr. Neusner, because under copyright law it is Google's responsibility to seek permission to use a copyrighted work."

There's more information at the Chronicle (subscription only). This is an interesting saga and deals with both copyright and accessibility. Where does the information superhighway end? or does it?

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