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A publicly-traded company primarily offering a web portal. Originally a search engine in the 1990s and early 2000s, Google expanded to online messaging, e-mail services, web video, mobile phones and so forth. Google monetizes its operations primarily through advertisements. It was founded in 1998. See also: Yahoo.
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Re-creating a search I had done 5 years ago--searching for a niche publisher with a unique name--still does not find the Google Book reference that turned out to be helpful.
If the breathtaking ambition of the Google Books settlement was its undoing, however, such ambition also galvanized new thinking about how to carry forward the centuries of our cultural legacy locked away in print.
He pointed to one study that used Google Books to make broad claims about the changing nature of childhood in the mid-20th century, a study that failed to acknowledge that parenting manuals emerged as a genre during that era.
"In its decision..., the Second Circuit ignored this aspect of the Supreme Court's definition since the snippet view product in the Google Books project does not create a new work or alter the text of the works at all -- it merely copies them -- and is used for the same intrinsic purpose as the original," Leichtman said.
Google Books is not the only offender, simply the biggest.
Whether or not Google Books helps authors, Chin does not think the site's activities are illegal.
Bandy, who works with libraries on training and technology issues and is a freelance writer in history and genealogy, introduces librarians to four free online book sites they can add to their library: Google Books, HathiTrust, the Internet Archive, and the Open Library.
Google Books and HathiTrust have been making headlines in the library world and beyond for years now, while a new player, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), has only recently entered the scene.