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March 2006

IViR - Publications - Bernt Hugenholtz - 'Why the Copyright Directive is Unimportant, and Possibly Invalid.'

"In fact, the Directive does not do much for authors at all. It is primarily geared towards protecting the rights and interests of the ‘main players’ in the information industry (producers, broadcasters and institutional users), not of the creators...

January 2006

Copyright HOWTO - Project Gutenberg

"This document presents Project Gutenberg's rules for confirming the public domain status of eBooks".

Et si le droit d'auteur allait trop loin, sur internet et ailleurs ?

"Cette extension s’opère au profit exclusif, non des auteurs, mais des intermédiaires de la création et bientôt des simples fournisseurs de solutions techniques de verrouillage des œuvres en ligne".

December 2005

EUCD.INFO : sauvons le droit d'auteur !

by 3 others
"Pétition demandant le retrait de l'ordre du jour parlementaire du projet de loi DADVSI"

November 2005

October 2005

NCL NEWS: Consumer Group Raises Copyright, Censorship Concerns about Google Print Library, Calls for Public Hearings

"In a letter to the chairmen of the House and Senate Judiciary subcommittees overseeing intellectual property issues, [NCL] raised concerns about a forthcoming ambitious effort to catalogue the entire collections of four major American libraries".

An open-source rival to Google's book project | Tech News on ZDNet

"We want to digitize all human knowledge...and we can't risk having it privatized [...]".

Print lawsuit just routine, says Google's Schmidt | InfoWorld | News | 2005-10-26 | By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service

"A lawsuit filed against Google [...] was painted as "a routine part of doing business" (sic) by Eric Schmidt, Google's chief executive officer, during a speech in Tokyo on Tuesday".

Microsoft to Offer Online Book-Content Searches - New York Times

"Instead of the "opt-out" approach taken by the Google Print Library Project [...] MSN and other Open Content Alliance members plan to ask copyright holders for permission before digitizing a work".

"Google Library: Beyond Fair Use?" by Elisabeth Hanratty, Duke Law & Technology Review, 2005, No. 10.

"Taken by itself, Google's for-profit nature should be enough of a commercial tie to disqualify the Google library from the exemption".

The University Press Assn.'s Objections

"In the following letter, the Association of American University Presses' Peter Givler takes issue with Google's Print for Libraries program".

Publishers Sue Google Over Scanning Plans

"Google has countered that it does not need permission for the library project and calls the "opt out" "clause a courtesy"(sic)" -- more arrogance, more condescension - the Google's headlong flight strategy goes one

John Battelle's Searchblog: The AAP/Google Lawsuit: Much More At Stake | Comment posted by: Damian at October 20, 2005 04:21 PM

"Then, to justify these claims, Google cloaks itself in the cloth of "public good" - this just an absurb argument to be made from a public company that will own all those scans".

AM - Publishers sue search engine Google

"And we're a little tired of billionaires telling us, oh this will be really good for you".

Official Google Blog: Why we believe in Google Print

Wow, a superb Google fallacy, trying to make an analogy with the Betamax case.

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