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Future of Books - The New York Review of Books via Fresh and Hot from
the Diigo Community on 1/23/09
How can we navigate through the information landscape that is only
beginning to come into view? The question is more urgent than ever
following the recent settlement between Google and the authors and
publishers who were suing it for alleged breach of copyright. For the
last four years, Google has been digitizing millions of books,
including many covered by copyright, from the collections of major
research libraries, and making the texts searchable online. The authors
and publishers objected that digitizing constituted a violation of
their copyrights. After lengthy negotiations, the plaintiffs and Google
agreed on a settlement, which will have a profound effect on the way
books reach readers for the foreseeable future. What will that future

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