Looks like for once Google doesn't have all the answers. Google had grand plans to create the world's biggest online library - more than 12 million books scanned in from libraries all over the world. The idea was to get people to pay a subscription fee in order to access the books.
But this week, a New York judge shot down the project, ruling that it's unfair to give Google that level of power over the market, especially since the company would be selling copyrighted works.
As a side note, the pic above was used in the video for one my favorite Tom Waits numbers, The Train Song. Enjoy.