Librarians, academics, and privacy advocates will gather on the University of California at Berkeley campus Aug. 28 to discuss the implications of Google's proposed book-scanning settlement with publishers that, if implemented, will allow it to bring millions of books online, CNET reports. At issue are concerns over privacy, quality, and Google's intent with the project, the only one of its kind in the U.S. to receive the legal authority to scan books that are out of print but under copyright protection. That's estimated by the Internet Archive to comprise 50 to 70 percent of all books published since 1923. The...

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