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Amazon.com inc. has launched a service that uses proprietary technology to let visitors search the complete text of more than 100,000 books. Amazon says the feature is akin to patrons visiting a bookstore and leafing through a prospective purchase, but some say that it amounts to a giveaway of content. The New York Times reported last week that some authors say they've been able to download multiple consecutive pages of their books through clever searches.

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