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Old 08-21-2009, 08:32 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by doreenjoy View Post
True, Google is hardly a purely benevolent corporation, but the public percepion is that Google is doing a great thing by making these orphaned books available to the public.

I've downloaded over a dozen rare books that I needed for research, but couldn't afford to go to England to read at the one library that had a copy in stock.
No doubt.

I just wish governments had provided clear guidelines that reinforced the inviolability of the public domain... with no wiggle room for any of that scan-copyright bullshit ambiguity.

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