La Martiniere, which owns publishers Le Seuil in France, Delachaux and Niestle in Switzerland United States
The lawsuit, to be filed in a Paris US
Last year, Google launched a project to scan millions of books taken from the collections of several major world libraries.
Users can search and access the full text of books in the public domain, as well as short extracts of copyrighted books.
Google -- which has undertaken to copy every book in the libraries'
collections unless specifically denied permission from its publisher -- has already faced several lawsuits over the scheme.