Topic: Google Book Search
Chinese author Mian Mian – whose works include 'Panda Sex' and 'Acid Lover' – filed the first copyright violation by a Chinese author against Google. She says Google scanned her novel without permission.
Google Editions, which was announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week, could dig into a market historically dominated by Amazon.
As Microsoft backs away from digitizing old texts, some worry that a single company could privatize world knowledge.