On September 20th, 2005, Google was sued by the Authors Guild for copyright infringement. The Authors Guild claims that Google displays work without permission from the author (the author has to notify Google if they do not want their work in the database; otherwise Google assumes it is OK to put the content in their database) while Google claims that the amount of content they make availible is extremely small so as to adhere to the Fair Use Doctrine.
I think that Google Print could be an incredible tool but I also think that Google is overstepping its bounds. Publishers have an economic interest in making their material searchable and readible (snippets of it) through Google Print, so why not let them be responsible for submitting their own material to the database? It seems stupid that Google is risking loosing money with this lawsuit when they could just change how they get the content.