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October 15-31, 2005 Edition
Rowman & Littlefield
Publishing Group Opts Out
of Google Print ProgramNEW YORK, NY/10/7/2005Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is the latest publisher who has withdrawn from Googles Print for Publishers program, according to an article by Jason Lee Miller in Webpronews.com.
After one RLPG’s authors, Jack Neusner, editor of 900 books, requested to opt out of the library project, RLPG says Google gave him the run-around.
Google reportedly is making Neusner prove that he owns the rights to the books. Neusner wants to be paid a fee if Google scans his books.
RLPG decided to back its author and pull out of Google Print for Publishers. The project is separate from Googles Print Libraries. RLPG has about 20,000 books in print.
The Authors Guild has a pending lawsuit against Google which is expected to determine the legality of Googles digital library program.
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