Here's a couple of brief quotes from an interesting article that I read today on CNN.
Note: I did the bolding to the text.
Judge rejects Google's attempt to create a universal library
By Laurie Segall, staff reporter March 22, 2011: 6:33 PM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
Google's vision of a universal library archiving all books ever published on Earth is once again at odds with laws protecting the authors of those books.
A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a settlement deal Google hammered out with publishers over its controversial Google Books archive, saying the proposed agreement went too far in giving Google control over the digitalization of books.
"Many of the concerns raised in the objections would be ameliorated if the [agreement] were converted from an 'opt-out' settlement to an 'opt-in' settlement," he wrote.
He also expressed concern over the agreement's handling of "orphaned" books -- works that are still under copyright, but no longer in print.