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Google Books

A database of published books that have been scanned by Google and made available in Google search results or from the Google Book site (www.books.google.com). Introduced in 2004 as the Google Print Library Project, it started with Harvard University Library, New York Public Library and other prominent libraries. Many partnerships followed, and by the end of 2008, more than seven million books were online either entirely if in the public domain or as excerpts if copyrighted.

Highly Controversial
In 2005, Google was sued for copyright infringement by the Author's Guild and Association of American Publishers, claiming the company had no right to publish excerpts of copyrighted material online because it was scanning the entire book in order to index it. Google claimed its service helped sell books, and after extensive negotiations agreed in 2008 to compensate copyright holders and continue publishing. In 2011, the settlement was rejected by the court. Stay tuned! See Google and Project Gutenberg.
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Mientras Google Book Search seguia digltalizando libros de las bibliotecas con el objetivo de ofrecer el servicio de busqueda a sus clientes, en 2005 fue demandada de manera colectiva (representada por Book Rigths Registry) por violar los derechos de autor; tres anos despues la querella se transformo en un acuerdo.
Discussion includes law and lawyering in the information age, sharing and stealing, infringement of copyright in computer programs, Google Book Search, domain name lawsuits, optimal software patents, and competing internet business and cultural models, among other topics.
A mediados de la primera decada de este siglo, Google Book Search (ahora Google Books) inicio platicas confidenciales con directivos de bibliotecas de primera importancia de Estados Unidos, entre ellas de universidades como Harvard--cuya antiguedad se remonta a 1638-, Michigan, Stanford (Sulair) y Oxford (Bodleian Library), incluyendo a los responsables de la Biblioteca Publica de Nueva York (que a pesar de su nombre es privada pero goza de importantes subsidios y donaciones), con el proposito de digitalizar todos sus acervos y mercadearlos.
El proyecto Google Libros (anteriormente Google Print, Google Book Search y Google Books), en el que se involucraron multitud de editoriales y un grupo de bibliotecas que juntas conservan una parte sustancial del patrimonio bibliografico mundial, establecio como objetivo digitalizar once millones de libros, permitir buscar en su contenido y su lectura y descarga en caso de estar libres de derechos de autor (Samuelson, 2010).
Google's commitment to the democratic spread through the web both of culture and information dates back to October 2004, when Google Print project was launched (renamed Google Book Search in November 2005, now just Google Books).
Between the book covers: Going beyond OPAC keyword searching with the deep linking capabilities of Google Scholar and Google book search.
Using metadata to discover the buried treasure in Google Book Search.
Judge Chin found that the Google proposal would have run afoul of the copyright laws, that it would have violated the rights of authors in various ways and that it had the potential to violate the privacy of anyone who tapped into the Google book search.
Obviously, Google has already made a large commitment to bookselling with Google Book Search, regardless of the outcome of the Google Books settlement," says Sieck.
The digitized books from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library and other materials from the UCSD Libraries are accessible via the Google Book Search index - using which readers will be able to view, browse and read the full texts online.