Stormy chapter begins for Google
After a solid earnings report, a battle with publishers looms over plans to make books searchable. Last year, Google Inc. unveiled with fanfare a book-scanning partnership with publishers at the Frankfurt Book Fair, but a year later the friendship has soured.
As this year's event kicked off, Simon & Schuster, Penguin and three others filed a lawsuit seeking to block Google's (Research) plans to scan copyrighted works without permission and to derail its push to make most of the world's books searchable online. Stormy chapter begins for Google, book publishers - Oct. 23, 2005
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