With its collaboration with the California Campus Library, yahoo is trying to digitise as many books as possible from the public domain. This helps people from all over the world to refer books and even download them from their iPods. This new method gives an edge to Yahoo when compared to Google. It is a known fact that Google has come under fire for showcasing some excerpts from copy right books, google argues that it is well within law to quote certain lines with adequate reference to source. Well Yahoo does not want to get into bad publicity as Google and has decided to digitise only books available on the public domain, and for those copy right protected books, after getting the proper consent from the people who hold the copy right laws.
So far so good, Yahoo has now an edge over Google and also it has brought about a new revolution by bringing books to internet, which is all the more easy for many academicians and students, and also the general public to browse the book at the comfort and peace of their home.
Source: http://www.cnet news.com