And one of the groups leaders is Gary Reback, the lawyer who helped pursue the successful antitrust suit against Microsoft -- guess there's no hard feelings!
The Google Books deal essentially allows the company to scan any book it finds, leaving it up to copyright holders to claim their works.
Claimed books will garner a one-time fee, as well as a cut of advertising revenue from ads served up by Google alongside the text and images of the books online.
Also in the group is the San Francisco-based Internet Archive, which archives information on the Web, as well as a number of library associations.
However, critics don't necessarily want the deal blocked outright, but revised.
Jackson West needs to go to the library more often.