"Rip This Book? Not yet."

Could the publishing industry get Napsterized? That was my first thought when I saw the marketing materials for the Atiz BookSnap, the first consumer device that enables you to 'release the content' of your books by transforming the printed words on the page into digital files that can be read on computers and handheld e-readers. Steven Levy from Newsweek discusses the prospects and implications of a new book scanning device for the retail market.