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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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Once you have found your book and click See More, the book will open straight up in Google Books. You can read the full text of the books here.
Nine are from Google Books and none from Project Gutenberg.
But Grimmelmann also points out that Google Books has inspired strong successors.
He says Google Books isn't thoroughgoing enough in its collection strategies to guarantee that it avoids duplicates.
The ruling also recognized that "Google Books' partnership program with libraries who are given access to entire works was deemed fair use only to the degree that Google required those participating libraries to limit the uses to those consistent with the court's ruling on fair use and that any library could be individually liable for using those works for any other purposes," Schiller said.
Robert Darnton explored the Google Books project in a lengthy essay in The New York Review of Books in early 2009.
El proyecto de Google Books se ha constituido como un poderoso instrumento de difusion, cuyas implicaciones trascienden aquellos efectos generados por la imprenta, lo cual genera ciertas inquietudes que marcaran el transcurrir del analisis que se plantea en el presente documento.
The single most common misreading in Google Books is the substitution of the letter f for s [hereafter s>f].
Google Books: https://books.google.com/books?id=cqrLBQAAQBAJ
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....
Each chapter of Google Search Secrets is devoted to one of Google's main search interfaces, including popular ones such as Google Images, Google Maps, Google Scholar, Google Alerts, and Google Books. The chapters have useful black-and-white screenshots the authors use to describe each aspect of the page pictured, from the top tool bar and navigation options below it, to "Next" at the very bottom of the page.