Google Book project gets reprieve in Germany
by ELINOR MILLS
CNet News.com, publication date: 29 June 2006
"While Germany has backed down, the French are forging ahead. Publishing group Le Martiniere is suing Google for 'counterfeiting and breach of intellectual property rights' over the controversial book scanning and digitization project, the Agence France-Presse news agency reported earlier this month.
France's National Publishers' Union (SNE), which represents 400 publishers, has threatened legal action against Google over the project and publishers in the United Kingdom also have criticized Google over the plan."