Creating a digital public library without Google's money
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 28/03/2011 12:33
Google's settlement with authors and publishers has been tossed out, shining a spotlight on copyright law. Maybe we shouldn't entrust that kind of project to a corporation anyway.
Say what you want about Google -- whether you believe it invariably adheres to its motto "Don't be evil" or you suspect that its true goal is world domination -- the firm's behavior certainly has a way of shining the spotlight on the most important technological issues in our lives.
These include secrecy, privacy and now, in connection with a huge legal fight in which a New York federal judge last week dealt Google a huge defeat, copyright law.