Germany engages counsel for Google Books opposition

According to Germany’s chief cop, Brigitte Zypries, the country has engaged counsel to oppose the application of the Google Books settlement to German authors. She also had this observation (which we have yet to hear from the lips of a U.S. Attorney General):

“There is a group of Internet Users who believes that the Internet allows anyone to do anything, that the Internet is a place of unlimited freedom, any restrictions injures our freedom and identity. That is wrong: My freedom, my rights end where I injure the freedoms and the rights of others whether I am online or offline. There is no special right of the stronger one or the technically more experienced one. That is not a censorship, but a simple realization, which should be understandable to laypersons and lawyers alike.”