Google argues with U.K. publishers over digital libraries
by TOM ESPINER
CNet News.com, publication date: 6 June 2006
"'You copy the whole text,' said Jones, the Publishers Association counsel.
Whetstone replied: 'That is how a search engine works--scan first, then index.'
'You are creating a massive digital file without consulting the copyright owner, when the burden of responsibility (to prove copyright infringement) rests on the copyright owner,' responded Jones. 'A powerful organization like Google has an exact copy of works and is making that available to a number of libraries.'
'You take a different view to us, and that is what a court will decide. We believe our program falls within copyright law,' Whetstone said."