Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday September 13, 2015

What Ever Happened To Google Books?

Is Google Books another Google project that will be forgotten and shut down? The book-scanning project started over a decade ago but after millions of books, it’s now in limbo.

The problems began with a classic culture clash when, in 2002, Google began just scanning books, either hoping that the idealism of the project would win everyone over or following the mantra that it is always easier to get forgiveness than permission. That approach didn’t go over well with authors and publishers, who sued for copyright infringement.