Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 23:21 UTC
Google "A federal judge rejected Google's $125 million class-action settlement with authors and publishers, delivering a blow to the company's ambitious plan to build the world's largest digital library and bookstore. Judge Denny Chin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York said that the settlement went too far in granting Google rights to profit from books without the permission of copyright owners, and that it was 'not fair, adequate and reasonable'." Here is a desk. Please to bang head against it repeatedly until world starts making sense.
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Public domain
by rirmak on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 00:41 UTC
rirmak
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2009-06-23

This decision is abusive. Nothing should restrict access to public domain.

All books in the public domain must be made available for digitization (i.e. books first published 3-5 years ago or older) with no restriction.

If changing copyright terms from 70-120 years to 3-5 years is not enforced more strictly and universally, such abusive legal rulings will continue to piss us off.

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