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Another rewrite urged for Google books deal

February 5, 2010 Leave a comment

We live in interesting times. Less than 20 years ago, I worked in newsrooms in which there was one computer dedicated to accessing the Internet, if at all. When you stop and think about it, it’s hard not to marvel at all the information that’s available to us today. The Internet continues to force us to think about reading and writing and information in new ways. And grapple with tough questions.

Google, which has scanned millions of books and aims to create a massive online library/bookstore, has again run into a roadblock. The Justice Department said Thursday that the new proposal, borne out of Google’s 2008 settlement with a group of authors and publishers, still would effectively give the Silicon Valley company a monopoly over out-of-print books. Justice’s position could affect a federal judge’s ruling, scheduled for Feb. 18.

The quick summary: Proponents of Google’s books project say it would benefit the public good. Read more…

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