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Google stoops, decides to share scanned books with rivals

September 11, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

“Reuters is reporting that the books scanned by Google Books will be available to Google’s rivals.

Google said in a surprising statement, ‘Google will host the digital (out-of-print) books online, and retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your local bookstore will be able to sell access to users on any Internet-connected device they choose.’

They made this statement today at the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee that had been called to discuss criticism of a 2008 settlement between the Authors Guild and Google. Well, I would bet this has caught more than a few people by surprise.”

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