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More Google Book Scanning Controversy
The Google Book Scanning project has been controversial from the start. There are a number of competitive efforts, including from Microsoft and the Yahoo-supported Open Content Alliance, which appear to replicate the competition among these companies in other areas online. Now Ars Technica explores a new phase of the debate sparked when the University of Michigan’s head librarian, Paul Courant, defended his school’s relationship with Google and participation in its program.
Here’s our previous post on the politics of book search.