Several major research libraries have rebuffed offers from Google and Microsoft to scan their books into computer databases, saying they are put off by restrictions these companies want to place on the new digital collections. The research libraries, including a large consortium in the Boston area, are instead signing on with the Open Content Alliance, a nonprofit effort aimed at making their materials broadly available.

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That's http://www.opencontentalliance.org/

That's http://www.opencontentalliance.org/ for those interested in following this further. Microsoft should be entirely excluded from participating in undertakings such as this. They simply don't have the right mentality to honestly share in a free enterprise of any kind.

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