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Google Books Wins In Court

Discussion in 'Freedom of Expression' started by Andy Downs, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. Andy Downs Member

  2. anon8109 Member

    How is it bad that people have better access to information, and more options than before?

    Google is not preventing anyone from using the books, but making them more accessible.
  3. Ann O'Nymous Member

    In this specific case, fair use seems reasonable.

    But if information is free, who will produce it ?
  4. Andy Downs Member

    I understand both your point and Ann;s////
    However I see it like Net Neutrality
    The lines are owned and leased, but if you want your data to get through without a problem, you have to pay a premium

    If Google gets all the material, which is their stated goal
    They control who sees it and at what price.....
    They are not in the business to be a charity

    If they take a copyrighted work, copy it, and then make money off that work via their distribution, which they are,
    it seems a little less clear.
  5. anon8109 Member

    I don't think Google will be able to sell copyrighted works without the author's permission and without paying the author a royalty.
    It's Amazon that should be worried, not the copyright holders.
  6. Andy Downs Member

    They won't sell it directly....they make money off hosting it w/ ads, which I think is a slippery slope at best

    That being said the copyright laws, patent laws etc are problematic at best

    The whole things is screwed up
  7. Fuck everything Google.Especially when it is a known NSA tool. I never use it.

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