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« on: November 15, 2013, 00:56 »
Google wins digital library legal battle

So google won a lawsuit against book publishers and authors and is now free to scan millions of books without giving nothing back with the usual excuse of "fair use" !

What about photos ? what about the book covers ?

As usual common sense and laws never apply to Google, they also allow full download of many books with the idea that they're too old and now public domain, wrong ! the book and the book authors maybe, but the photos are still protected by copyright law !

« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 15:23 »
hold the hysterics please -- the ruling has long been expected and has nothing to do with images

google's project allows searches within books but does not make the full books available; most of the content is out of print and would otherwise be unavailable.  copyright is respected -- it's the same whether it's text or images

google delivers copies of books it has licensed, or thru their library project:

Google Books Library Project An enhanced card catalog of the world's books

We're working with several major libraries to include their collections in Google Books and, like a card catalog, show users information about the book, and in many cases, a few snippets a few sentences to display the search term in context.

What does a Google Books Library Project book look like?

When you click on a search result for a book from the Library Project, you'll see basic bibliographic information about the book, and in many cases, a few snippets a few sentences showing your search term in context. If the book is out of copyright, youll be able to view and download the entire book. In all cases, you'll see links directing you to online bookstores where you can buy the book and libraries where you can borrow it.


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