Tag Archives: Google Books

Google Is A Maker, Not Just A Taker

Joseph Esposito identifies himself as a traditionalist on copyright (“during the term of copyright, copyright serves the interests of the producer”), but he challenges the assertion that Google is “a taker, not a maker” in Publishing in the Google Ecosystem (in The Scholarly Kitchen) Continue reading

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Lawrence Lessig on the Ecology of Access

Lawrence Lessig gave a thought-provoking talk about “the ecology of access to books at the Berkman Center workshop on Alternative Approaches to Open Digital Libraries in the Shadow of the Google Book Search Settlement (073109). Listen now – MP3 My … Continue reading

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Berkman Will Webcast Open Workshop on Google Books Settlement

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society will host an open workshop July 31 at Harvard Law School on Alternative Approaches to Open Digital Libraries in the Shadow of the Google Book Search Settlement. Registration for in-person attendance is closed, … Continue reading

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How Do I Access 1 Million Free Books From Google?

My question for Google Books is this: how do I get access to the public domain books without using Sony or Amazon as middlemen? I don’t need their eBook readers, thank you. My computer is my reader. And are all … Continue reading

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Robert Darnton Challenges Google Books

Librarian Opposes Google’s Library Fees NPR 022109: Google wants to give you access to its huge database of scanned, out-of-print books, but the company is going to charge for it. Robert Darnton, head librarian at Harvard University, says the deal … Continue reading

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