Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Judge rejects Google's attempt to create a universal library

Here's a couple of brief quotes from an interesting article that I read today on CNN.

Note:  I did the bolding to the text.

Judge rejects Google's attempt to create a universal library
By Laurie Segall, staff reporter March 22, 2011: 6:33 PM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

http://money.cnn.com/2011/03/22/technology/google_books_lawsuit/index.htm

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Google's vision of a universal library archiving all books ever published on Earth is once again at odds with laws protecting the authors of those books.

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a settlement deal Google hammered out with publishers over its controversial Google Books archive, saying the proposed agreement went too far in giving Google control over the digitalization of books.
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"Many of the concerns raised in the objections would be ameliorated if the [agreement] were converted from an 'opt-out' settlement to an 'opt-in' settlement," he wrote.
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He also expressed concern over the agreement's handling of "orphaned" books -- works that are still under copyright, but no longer in print.
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