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Out-of-copyright book download from Google

Reported by Michael Arrington on TechCrunch, Google Book Search has added the ability to allow PDF downloads of out-of-copyright books.

Until now, Google only allowed people to read the out-of-copyright books online (and only snippets of copyrighted works). To search the database of available full titles, go to books.google.com and click the “full view books” option when searching. This new move contradicts earlier statements by Google that scans of out-of-copyright books would not be made available for printing.

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