For those in the AT world, the subjects of electronic text, scanning, and copyright are major areas of discussion. Google introduced Google Print in 2004, as an effort to make the texts from some of the best-known libraries in the world accessible to people who might not otherwise have access to them. That may not be grammatically correct, but you get the point.
According to an article by Michael Liedtke posted on My Way News, Google will not scan any copyrighted books until November, due to concern raised by the publishing industry. Publishers may participate in a program where they would specify which books they would like to have published.
Interesting implications from both sides of the discussion...
Google Blog Article: Making Books Easier to Find