Sunday, September 13, 2009
Keeping Google Out Of libraries
From The BBC:
The proposed settlement between Google and US publishers must be resisted, argues Bill Thompson
Google is in the middle of a massive project to scan and digitise every book it can get its hands on, whether old or new, and if it gets its way then the US courts will soon endorse an agreement between the search engine giant and the US book industry that will allow it to do this without fear of prosecution for copyright infringement.
Authors and publishers will get some money in return, and we will all benefit from the improved access to digitised books that Google will provide.
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