Amazon’s New Service May Be in Trouble

By Deane Barker on October 26, 2003

Another NY Times v Tasini? Amazon’s Book Search Hits a Snag: There may be a hitch with Amazon’s new book search service.

“…the Authors Guild is up in arms about Amazon’s new book search function. […] Amazon apparently has the agreement of the publishers to provide this feature. However, the Authors Guild is claiming that the standard agreements between publishers and authors does not give the publishers the right to use the works in this way.”