Google’s Book Scanning and Copyright Laws
by: Richard A. Chapo
As you may know, Google is making an effort to scan every book in the world. The goal is to create a giant online database of every book that can be searched. One small problem is the fact that Google is violating copyright laws.
Google argues its book database doesn’t violate copyright laws. The company suggests it only shows short passages and accompanies the text with ads showcasing where the full books can be purchased. Of course, the ads are Google Adwords from which the company makes a tidy profit.
On Tuesday, the search goliath rolled out stand-alone book search services in 14 countries...