From yesterday’s Business Week Online:

“Google Inc.’s Internet-leading search engine on Thursday will begin serving up the entire contents of books and government documents that aren’t entangled in a copyright battle over how much material can be scanned and indexed from five major libraries.

“The list of Google’s so-called “public domain” works — volumes no longer protected by copyright — include Henry James novels, Civil War histories, Congressional acts and biographies of wealthy New Yorkers.”

“Google said the material, available at, represents the first large batch of public domain books and documents to be indexed in its search engine . . .”