Google Rivals Hit by Subpoenas; Also, Book Search adds leading university in Spain [link not yet available; coming soon]
by ANDREW ALBANESE
Library Journal, publication date: 1 November 2006
"It's going to be a tough road for publishers and authors looking to halt Google's library scan plan. Opening its defense, Google prepared to drop subpoenas on its rivals, including Microsoft and Yahoo, as well as publishers and booksellers. The subpoenas ask for documents from Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp., the Association of American Publishers, HarperCollins Publishers Inc., Bertelsmann/Random House Inc., Holtzbrinck Publishers, and Amazon.com pertaining to everything from content agreements to each company's analyses of copyright infringement and fair use, as well as fiscal forecasts, technical details, and digital rights management schemes."