Re: Interesting article on Google Book Search
Leo Robert Klein <leo@...
2005-12-01 19:25:25 GMT
Amos Lakos wrote:
> Some random quotes from this weird rant disguised as a reasonable think
> "So I worry."
Yeah, I worry too -- I worry that other people worry too much about one
thing when clearly there are so much other things to worry about. This
really worries me.
> It seems that somehow, in the very short history of Google, it became
> the reason for much worry by many in the culture, music, advertising,
> etc sectors, and somehow the disruptive technologies Google (not alone)
> embodies, worry this author to no end. The demise of libraries is just
> one of his worries.
> Much of the article - seems to me - is a list of the many areas that
> Google adds to Siva's long list of worries. Many of the relationships
> and conclusions are quite weak. He seems to imply that if Google would
> not do what it is doing, libraries for sure will and with assured
> attention to social equity, privacy, and other good things.
I didn't go into his Copyright argument which is where he devoted the
greatest about of worry -- I mean, argument. To make a long story
short, it argues that what Google is doing by copying a work and then
making snippets available on the Web will set up the mother of all
copyright battles and that the good side will loose, dragging us all down.
What a wonderful scenario! Google shouldn't do this because it'll bring