Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The case against the Google Book Settlement

The fate of the Google Book Settlement is in the balance pending a 'fairness hearing' in US District Court on 7 October but for BBC News, Bill Thompson argues that we should not let Google become the world's digital librarian.
...the project of digitising the information held in the world's printed books is too important to be dealt with purely as a commercial venture between rights holders and a potential supplier of services.

1 comment:

  1. Meg Davis9:51 am

    A comprehensive and exhaustively researched report into the Google Book Settlement and its implications for UK writers can be found here:


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