Search Engine Wars – All the OTHERS are uniting to fight Google’s new plan to provide books online.
The technology heavyweights have all signed up to the Open Book Alliance, which will oppose Google’s crusade to make digital copies of as many printed books as possible.
A wide cross-section of libraries, colleges and authors have endorsed Google’s book settlement.
Google argues that the settlement will be a boon for consumers, who will have easier access to potentially valuable information now gathering dust in remote library shelves.
And, Google says, authors and publishers will be able to make more money from out-of-print books.