Google opens new chapter as millions of books go into its online library

Controversial plans by Google to digitise millions of out-of-print books to create the world’s biggest online library have been approved by British publishing groups and authors.The landmark deal between Google and authors’ associations in America is a watered-down version of the original plans. The new deal will still enable tens of thousands of British writers to profit, as readers can search millions of works, read extracts online and buy full copies. see:Kiwi authors left out of Google book deal [NZPA]
New Zealand has been left out of a deal to digitise books with internet search giant Google, due to complications over copyright issues.

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