Google Launches Print Library Amid Copyright Debate

Law360, New York (November 3, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Amid allegations of copyright infringement from authors and publishers, Google has launched its Print Library with online access to digitized books from several university and public libraries.

According to Google, “users can only see more of any book they find if the book is out of copyright or if the publisher has given explicit permission to show full pages of a limited portion of the book.”

The debate over the project has centered on whether Google’s intended use of copyrighted material would be fair use of...
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