Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Google Bookstore?

From BBC News, reporting from the just-over Consumer Electronic Show (flash stuff on this page)

"Google has suggested it may consider setting up an online book store. Google CEO Eric Schmidt told reporters at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that this would depend on permission from copyright holders...Sony is also trying to invigorate demand for e-books. At CES, it launched a new portable device to read e-books and announced deals with major publishers to sell them online. Asked if Google would consider doing something similar, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said: "Subject to permission from the copyright holder, yes. I want to be clear on that."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yup. They have the content, and now they'll get the law in their favor.