11/23/2010 02:41 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Google Books: French Publishing Giants Cave In To Google's Great Copyright Heist

Will no one stand up to Google? French publishers used to be in the vanguard of opposition to the internet giant's mass digitisation programme, the so-called Google Print Initiative (GPI). Not any more. Last week, Hachette, France's biggest publisher, made an agreement with Google to scan thousands of out-of-print French titles for Google's online library.


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