Bookworms Embrace Yahoo!
Now Yahoo! (YHOO) is hitting the books too.
The Sunnyvale, Calif., Internet titan raised the stakes in its battle with rival Google (GOOG) on Monday. The subject at hand is how books will be scanned onto the Internet so their contents can be downloaded and searched by people around the world.
Google has previously indicated it would scan books without seeking authorization from copyright holders, citing the so-called fair use doctrine and
The alliance will seek authorization from copyright holders to use their material, something that Google says it doesn't need to do. And content scanned through their project will be available on all search engines, in contrast to Google's Print initiative, whose content will be found only on Google.Although both Yahoo! and Google are touting their digitization plans as altruistic endeavors, they both stand to profit by selling ads linked to their searches, according to Jennifer Laycock, editor-in-chief of
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