By John C Abell – How many books does a library make? For Google the answer is: “All of them.”
As of last August that particular number was about 129 million, and since then probably tens of thousands have been added to the world’s shelves.
Judge Denny Chin created something of a Catch-22: The opt-out system he struck down would seem fair enough if you knew how to find every author of every work. But to ask the question you have to be able to find the author.
Clearly copyright law hasn’t kept up with the pace of innovation — even if the Google Books project was limited only to works in the United States, which it is not. more> http://tinyurl.com/6k5542z
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