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Sony, Google to offer 500,000 free e-books

Mar 20, 2009, 19:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jake Widman)

"The works to be made available were all written before 1923 and are in the public domain. They include such classics as "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens and "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen. Some publishers are concerned that the settlement of the recent lawsuit over Google's ability to offer copyrighted books on its Google Book Search service means that books under copyright could end up on e-book readers, putting the print publishers out of business."

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