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“Copyright Google Inc.” That’s what you see shimmering in the background over each image from Google Street View in what has to be the creepiest of many creepy freaks that spring from the intellectual loins of the Leviathan of Mountain View. Just so we’re clear–that is NOT a Creative Commons license. In addition to harassing […]
An excellent op-ed by Terence Corcoran of Canada’s National Post on “The Telcom Trotsyites” north of the border.
As the witching hour of the Google Books Settlement draws nigh, a telling slip from the Association of American Publishers counsel Allan Adler, from whose intellectual loins sprang this freak (at least in part): “As for having to wait until October to see whether the settlement is approved, there’s only one thing that bothers Adler: […]
An excellent article on Google Books from the New Zealand Herald: “‘The deal is cultural imperialism on a par with the 1980s US flexing of military might over nuclear ship visits, says the Auckland branch secretary of the Society of Authors, Adrian Blackburn. ” … This monopolistic pre-emptive grab by a hugely wealthy US business […]
In one of the best summaries I’ve seen on the implications of the Google Books settlement for ex-US rights holders, the New Zealand Society of Authors told its members: “Unless New Zealand authors or publishers formally opt out of the settlement, or formally opt in but request Google not to digitize and/or display their books, […]
One doesn’t want to count one’s chickens before they are in the pot, but Google’s latest attempt at cornering the world’s information–well maybe not the latest, but a significant one–just got a little less likely to succeed. According to the AP, Microsoft, Yahoo, Amazon and the Internet Archive are going full bore at opposing the […]
Not surprisingly, the William Morris Endeavor talent agency has advised its clients–twice–to opt out of the Google Books settlement: “There is an important right that is relinquished under the terms of the Settlement that the Authors Guild does not adequately address. In addition to waiving their right to sue Google for infringement, they waive, again […]
Gary Reback is back. Even in the extraordinary arrogance of the Google Boardroom of Mirrors this should give pause. More later: Tech’s Bigs Put Google’s Books Deal in Crosshairs.