Google Books: Still no kittens, still no sunshine at the Kinderplex

Another filing deadline in the Google Books debacle and the limp effort to salvage a deal out of some of the worst advice on record stumbles again. By way of background, the American Library Association lobby group issued a paper based in part on the work of other lobbyists.

Of particular interest is a handy chart of the objector/supporter filings (as of the filing deadline):

Class member objectors: 377

Class member supporters: 8

Those numbers say it all.

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See also: Lessig’s bad advice redux: FT: “[Google Books] is cultural rape.”

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