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Monday, 31 October 2005

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Don Hughes

Google is flaunting its power, and, in the opinion of many, not by only displaying snippets, but by scanning copyrighted material in the first place without first seeking the permission of individual copyright holders.

Yes, that might be a big job, but it is the price of doing business.

Their manevolent intent is further shown by comments made that they are providing some sort of "service" by making out-of-print books available in their entirety even they they may still have copyright protection.

Google is seen by many as a happy-clappy company. But they are just a private company attempting to usurp copyright protection of authors for their own profit. That is essentially an evil act, and hopefully the legal system will make them pay heavily for their hubris.

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