Monday, June 4, 2012

Google Books Update # 5,371,847

The long and controversial Google Books saga continues with a ruling in Federal  Court last week. You can find an article discussing the ruling here, or read the actual judge's ruling here (Warning - this is a 32-page PDF file of the judge's decision) if you like to read that sort of thing in the original form.

We will see whether this is anything more than a brief roadblock in Google's attempt to "not be evil" by de facto changing the digital intellectual property landscape as it chooses. Apparently, Google thinks that getting 58% approval is the same as getting 100% approval. Those other 42% don't have legal rights, do they?

Oh, wait - was that snarky?

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