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Frustrated Judge Pushes For Solution In Google Books Case 134

Posted by Soulskill
from the no-time-for-you-slackers dept.
SpuriousLogic writes with this excerpt from a Reuters report: "A Manhattan federal judge set a Sept. 15 deadline for Google, authors and publishers to come up with a legal plan to create the world's largest digital library, expressing frustration that the six-year-old dispute has not been resolved. At a hearing on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Denny Chin said if the dispute is not 'resolved or close to resolved in principle' by mid-September, he will set a 'relatively tight schedule' for the parties to prepare for a possible trial. ... Citing antitrust and copyright concerns, Chin had on March 22 rejected a $125 million settlement. He said it went 'too far' in allowing Google to exploit digitized copyrighted works by selling subscriptions to them online and engaging in 'wholesale copying of copyrighted works without permission.'"
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Frustrated Judge Pushes For Solution In Google Books Case

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  • by icebike (68054) on Tuesday July 19, 2011 @06:08PM (#36817282)

    If there is good for humanity in it, what does it matter if they earn advertising revenue?

    As a user, you would not be obligated to pay. So then it simply becomes a matter of your jealousy that Google is profitable.

    Prior to Google Books your chance of finding most of these long-out-of-print books was essentially zero, unless you happened to live in a major city.
    That Toshiba or Toro, or T-Mobile are willing to pay google to make it available to me for free bothers me not in the least. Get over yourself.

  • by symbolset (646467) * on Tuesday July 19, 2011 @06:20PM (#36817360) Journal
    This is to be the greatest library ever assembled. It is worthwhile in and of itself. A noble goal to prevent the permanent loss of so much art and knowledge - to avoid the Great Forgetting. It is the very preservation of world culture.
  • by icebike (68054) on Tuesday July 19, 2011 @06:37PM (#36817482)

    This is to be the greatest library ever assembled. It is worthwhile in and of itself. A noble goal to prevent the permanent loss of so much art and knowledge - to avoid the Great Forgetting. It is the very preservation of world culture.

    I wish I had mod points.

    A dispersed and replicated library freely available world wide. This is something you see in every sci-fi novel about futuristic super advanced civilizations.
    Its like the entire community of Sci-Fi writers secretly wished this existed already.

    Here some private company is build that for zero dollars. You would think this would have to be done by Governments.

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