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Old 06-07-2007, 03:01 PM   #1
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Publisher steals Google's laptops to make a point

As reported over on Engadget, a book publisher thought he would get across his frustrations at Google's book scanning policy by stealing a laptop from them at a trade show. Here's the story from the horse's mouth: http://charkinblog.macmillan.com/Per...4d2fd6ed3.aspx

So... I vote that this guy doesn't get it. And chose a bad way to try to make his point...
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:57 PM   #2
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I bet you, if any of us would set up his own "digital library" and offer a search service, you would end up in jail in no time, but if you are Google, it's perfectly legal.
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Since public libraries have been indexing books for ages without "going to jail," I find it highly doubtful that anyone else would.
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Someone doesn't understand the difference between atoms and bits....
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Here's Lawrence Lessig's well-thought-out (as always) response to the publisher's actions : http://www.lessig.org/blog/archives/003791.shtml
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As reported over on Engadget, a book publisher thought he would get across his frustrations at Google's book scanning policy by stealing a laptop from them at a trade show. Here's the story from the horse's mouth: http://charkinblog.macmillan.com/Per...4d2fd6ed3.aspx

So... I vote that this guy doesn't get it. And chose a bad way to try to make his point...
I have to say this makes me laugh pretty hard. You gotta hand it to those guy(s). LOL
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