Google Print: Now it’s the publisher’s turn

In September, I mentioned the case filed by the Author’s Guild over the Google Print initiative. Today, the Publishers have joined in. Here is a link to the press release from the Association of American Publishers.

“The publishing industry is united behind this lawsuit against Google and united in the fight to defend their rights,” said AAP President and former Colorado Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder. “While authors and publishers know how useful Google’s search engine can be and think the Print Library could be an excellent resource, the bottom line is that under its current plan Google is seeking to make millions of dollars by freeloading on the talent and property of authors and publishers.”

Publishers, you could make millions more by cooperating with Google, and thereby selling more books. This looks like nothing more than a suit to protect an outdated business model.

Stay tuned…

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