Wednesday, August 30, 2006

BBC NEWS | Business | Google makes novels free to print

Remind me again: what business is Google in?... 

Working with Google on the Books Library project are Oxford University, Harvard, Stanford, the University of Michigan and the University of California, as well as the New York Public Library.

Volunteers working for a project known as Gutenberg have for some years copied out-of-copyright books as text files, which can then be used for printing, reading or piping into a programme for editing.

In contrast, Google is offering the books in a "print-ready" format, as have several other - albeit much smaller and less well-known - firms.

Source: BBC NEWS | Business | Google makes novels free to print

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