Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The audacity of Google book settlement

Pamela Samuelson has been pointing out again the audacity of the Google book search settlement.
"Exploiting an opportunity made possible by lawsuits brought by a small number of plaintiffs on one narrow issue, Google has negotiated a settlement agreement designed to give it a compulsory license to all books in copyright throughout the world forever. This settlement will transform the future of the book industry and of public access to the cultural heritage of mankind embodied in books. How audacious is that?"
Highly recommended.

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