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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 http://www.print.google.com, represents the first large batch of public domain books and documents to be indexed in its search engine . . .”

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