Monday, February 21, 2005

Yahoo! News - Google "library" sparks French warcry

Yahoo! News - Google "library" sparks French warcry "PARIS (Reuters) - France's national library has raised a 'warcry' over plans by Google to put books from some of the world's great libraries on the Internet and wants to ensure the project does not lead a domination of American ideas.

Jean-Noel Jeanneney, who heads France's national library and is a noted historian, says Google's choice of works is likely to favour Anglo-Saxon ideas and the English language.

He wants the European Union to balance this with its own programme and its own Internet search engines."

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