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Minister weighs in on possible tie-up between BNF, Google

Thursday 20 August 2009 | 11:15 CET | News
French culture minister Frederic Mitterand has reacted to news that national library BNF was talking to Google about digitising its holdings by saying that no option could be privileged at this stage in light of the budget required to pursue and expand the cultural policy of transferring the state's cultural heritage into digital format. He added that any solution chosen willh have to strictly respect authors' rights. The minister issued his press following press reports about the national institution possibly linking up with the American internet giant. The head of Google's book research

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Google
Countries: France
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