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Google's scanning of copyrighted books halted temporarily.

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Internet company Google has reportedly announced a three-month pause in the scanning of copyrighted books for its Google Print Library project.

As part of the project, which involves five libraries, Google is digitalising books to make them searchable at http://print.google.com. Publishers and authors have been critical of the idea, however.

According to Google the halt to scanning of copyrighted works is to enable copyright holders to apply for their books to be excluded.

The company is continuing to scan books that are in the public domain and those not covered by copyright, reported abcmoney.co.uk.
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