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January 2006

Copyright HOWTO - Project Gutenberg

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

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.

Official Google Blog: The point of Google Print

The point is Google Inc. really think that they have rights over everything, without any respect to people's *consent*. Google only shows off.

Association of American Publishers - Publishers Sue Google Over Plans To Digitize Books

“While authors and publishers know how useful Google's search engine can be [...], the bottom line is that under its current plan Google is seeking to make millions of dollars by freeloading on the talent and property of authors and publishers."

Contemporary Intellectual Property, Licensing & Information Law: Google lawsuit begins; fair use

"[...] Yahoo's recently announced projects on digitizing works is very different from the Google project". -- definitely

September 2005

Google Library: Peril For Publishers?

"[...] the Library Project seems like a way for Google to profit off books without buying them". -- indeed

Scrivener's Error - Speaking of Common Enemies…

"Not only is Google wrong in adopting an opt-out model when the Copyright Act explicitly requires opt-in (cf. 17 U.S.C. § 204(a)), it is wrong in assuming that the publisher has the authority to grant permission in the first place".

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