On Google Books & The Settlement
Not many are aware of the breadth of the Google Books initiative, or the controversies it has created. I became aware of it from reading Vernor Vinge’s “Rainbow’s End“.
Here’s Google’s Alexander MacGillivray talking about the service, the legal challenges, and the settlement.
This makes it worthwhile to get a library card again, there are many out of print books that I want to read again.
Thanks go to the Berkman Center for the session.