This announcement comes a week after Google was slapped with a copyright lawsuit for trying to digitize book content. So how will the Open Content Alliance get around the copyright obstacle? According to the OCA website they will only make items available that have been authorized by the copyright holder. So it appears Yahoo has pulled ahead slightly in the race with Google to offer book content online. Additionally, wikiBooks has begun to offer a collaborative approach to bringing textbooks to the online space thus further adding competition to the book to online migration. For more information on wikiBooks check out the wikiBooks About page.