Waiting for Google to Search for One More Author: Ann Woolner
by ANN WOOLNER
Bloomberg.com, publication date: 25 November 2005
"Say an author is fine with one of the search engines scanning her book on the promise that only snippets would be accessible, and she wants to deny that right to other search engines she considers insufficiently protected against hackers, Aiken suggests.
If Google wins, the author has no say over who gets to scan the book, and certainly no right to demand compensation from the copier.
Google says it would be virtually impossible to seek permission from the copyright holders on the millions of copyright-protected books it wants to scan.
Unfortunately for Google, there is no ``it's-too-darn-hard'' exception in copyright law."