Google's long-running disagreement with publishers over its Google Library project has come to a close.
Google has designed what it is calling an 'infinite digital bookcase' to run in modern browsers, allowing it to showcase the 10,000 titles in Google Books in a fascinating new user interface.
Google has come under fire from numerous detractors for its Google Books mass book digitisation programme.
6,500 authors, living and dead (via agents), have opted out of the Google book settlement, according to papers released this week.
A new settlement agreed this month means that Google's attempts to scan the world's books faces a few new limits.
The judge set to preside over the deal that could see Google Books become what some describe as the internet's digital librarian has delayed the hearing.
Google's much-discussed plans to create an online digital book library suffered yet another setback at the weekend when the US Justice department intervened against the net giant.
The US Copyright Office has changed tack and is now opposing a deal that will give Google the rights to digitise millions of out-of-print books.