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Buying Books, by the Page

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Want to buy a book, one page at a time? Amazon.com is planning to let its customers do just that. For a few cents per page, you'll be able to view any part of a book online — like iTunes for books. Amazon's scheme is a way to get around the kind of lawsuits that Google is facing from irate authors charging copyright infringement when entire books are put online. Now, Google is reportedly looking into selling single pages too.

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