Punishing People for Offering Services

BBC: “US objects to Google book deal

It’s the reaction of the “Justice” Department to this:

CNN: “Google lets you custom-print millions of books

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3 Responses to “Punishing People for Offering Services”

  1. Thanks, Jonathan. That’s a very helpful posting by Tim Lee. I share his distrust of “class action suits” of this sort. The agreement was a bad solution to bad situation; there should be no problem at all with scanning and making available out-of-copyright materials (or perhaps for those for which no copyright holder is identifiable after a good-faith search).

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