Text Patterns - by Alan Jacobs

Thursday, April 9, 2009

the settlement

Despite the widespread concerns about Google's power over the scanning and distribution of books, I had decided to go ahead and accept the provisional Google Book Settlement — but then I read this letter by Caleb Crain, and I'm going to have to rethink the whole business. The whole situation is starting to seem more momentous than I'd like it to be. . . .

3 comments:

  • Please keep posting on this as your thoughts develop...I'm very interested to hear what authors decide.

    Thanks.

  • Tony Comstock said...

    Enjoyed the linked letter. Glad to see I'm not the only one titling at windmills.

  • Google is going to be spending a lot of resources dealing with IP/copyright issues. I'd keep fighting them.

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