Google Print – AAP Sues Google

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today announced the filing of a lawsuit against Google over its plans to digitally copy and distribute copyrighted works without permission of the copyright owners. The lawsuit was filed only after lengthy discussions broke down between AAP and Google’s top management regarding the copyright infringement implications of the Google Print Library Project.
The suit, which seeks a declaration by the court that Google commits infringement when it scans entire books covered by copyright and a court order preventing it from doing so without permission of the copyright owner, was filed on behalf of five major publisher members of AAP: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Pearson Education, Penguin Group (USA), Simon & Schuster and John Wiley & Sons.

Publishers Sue Google Over Plans To Digitize Books,” press release, Association of American Publishers, October 19, 2005
We are experimenting with Google Print and have made four titles available:

We are cautiously optimistic that the increased exposure online will lead to more sales of our books.

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