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Are Google and Microsoft Squaring Off Over Public Domain Works?

In Google, Internet Business Models on March 6, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Source: Inner Geek blog at umn.edu

 

Read my complete post on The Scholarly Kitchen. Excerpt:  

… Microsoft has plans of its own involving public domain materials. An article  in Sunday’s Times Online announced that 65,000 19th century works of fiction from the British Library’s collection will be made available for free public downloads this spring .  Cited as, “the latest move in the mounting online battle over the future of books,”  one wonders if the British Library’s Microsoft-backed project  may be the first in a series of initiatives aimed at reducing Google’s stranglehold on public-access materials.

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