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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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Since text snippets appear with "links to sellers of the book and/or libraries listing the book as part of their collections," the judge said, "a reasonable fact finder could only find that Google Books enhances the sales of books to the benefit of copyright holders.
We explore the diffusion of political phrases in a limited way by estimating the dynamic relationship between the frequency of a phrase in the Google Books corpus and its polarization in Congress.
BT claims services including Google Music, Android, Google Plus, Google Maps, Google Books and eBooks all infringe BT's own patents.
Jeff found an online a copy of this almanac in a book entitled Collection of English Almanacs for the years 1702-1835 on the Google Books website; it was said to be copyrighted, and consequently only the first two lines of the riddle were permitted to be read.
The company also announced that it has integrated with the open Google Books API, allowing Subtext users access to their Google eBooks library as well as add additional books from the Google eBookstore.
La Martiniere will also be able to sell online its books on Google's platform Google Books, which will soon be launched in France.
Although you can read Google Books on a PC or tablet, the new iRiver is the first dedicated e-reader for that library.
The books will be available on the websites of the British Library and Google Books.
While Chin concluded that the settlement does not meet the "fair, adequate, and reasonable" standard he is charged with applying, he also noted that many of his concerns could be relieved if the agreement were amended to require rights holders to opt in--or to ask to have their works scanned and included in the Google Books project--rather than forcing them to opt out.
However, the Google Books project [different from Google Editions] is undoubtedly infringement on a massive scale.
There are tens of thousands of scanned books written in Latin on Google Books, and many more contain Latin quotes and proverbs," he wrote.
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