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Google Claims Rights To Books Searching

Nov 12 2006

The battle over searching the entire text of books continues to hot up with Google issuing subpoenas to Amazon, the Association of American Publishers, Yahoo, Microsoft, Random House, HarperCollins and Holtzbrinck Publishers seeking details relating to each company's book search projects.  So far the AAP have objected saying that they couldn't supply documents related to what Google called the "Association of American Publishers Book Search Project" because "no such project exists."   Amazon have also objected on the basis that the information requested is "highly confidential, proprietary and constitutes trade secrets."  Responses from Microsoft, Yahoo and the three publishers have not yet been filed; replies are not due until late November.

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