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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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You can add the book to your 'shelf' in Google books to access later.
The transfer is only "mostly" easy because if Google All finds no results for a phrase search, when transferring that search to Google Books, the quotes for the phrase search are stripped out.
But Grimmelmann also points out that Google Books has inspired strong successors.
If the library owned only one copy of each of these volumes - as is the case with Google Books - it would find itself badly out of sync with the reading public and the cultural zeitgeist more generally.
In response to the decision, Joshua Schiller, an attorney at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, said that corporate counsel "should recognize that Google Books is a fair use because it offers a resource tool that uses copyrighted original works for another purpose and in doing so does not offer a substitute for those originals.
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.
Its lapses are far fewer than those of Google Books, but some of the categories into which the errors fall are the same.
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.
Mientras que Francia realzaba la importancia del legado universal, Alemania manifestaba su irritacion por la transgresion a la intimidad que el convenio posibilitaria a Google Books.
Desde sus origenes Google Books ofrecia informacion muy novedosa respecto al libro, sus autores y sobre la obra.
Bandy, who works with libraries on training and technology issues and is a freelance writer in history and genealogy, introduces librarians to four free online book sites they can add to their library: Google Books, HathiTrust, the Internet Archive, and the Open Library.