Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Google books

James Boyle, a professor at Duke Law School, has an interesting article in the Financial Times entitled "A copyright black hole swallows our culture". He discusses the Google Books project in which Google has teamed up with a number of large libraries to digitise their collections. Meanwhile, the New York Times reports that in the EU, Google has made concessions to European publishers, saying it will remove all European books that are still commercially available from its $125 million program to scan orphaned and out-of-print books in the U.S. and sell them online.

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