Thursday, May 28, 2009

New website devoted to discussing Google's book deal - largest library in history

So much controversy surrounds Google's proposal to create an electronic database that includes every book ever written (and I do mean every single book ever written in all of human history) that a new website - debuting today - is devoted to discussing its implications.  As The Washington Post reports:

SharedBook Inc., a 5-year-old company run by [Caroline] Vanderlip, has set up a web site so the supporters and opponents of Google's digital book project can more easily post their opinions about a legal settlement that will help fulfill or possibly derail the Internet search leader's ambitions.

Using SharedBook's annotation tools, anyone will be able to comment on the complex settlement and other key court documents in a class-action lawsuit filed four years ago by authors and publishers. New York-based SharedBook plans to turn the dissertation into a book that will be sold "at cost," Vanderlip said.

Read the full story here.

Hat tip to the BNA Internet Law News.

I am the scholarship dude.

(jbl)

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I am a S.F.Attorney tempted to contribute to the sharebook blog, but put off by its offer to sell for $20 Google Book Settlement documents available for free on the official web site, www.googlebooksettlemet.com
This scheme is like Huffington Post, getting authors and journalists to write for free, which the site then sells. It's not a fair deal,

Posted by: Jerome Garchik | Jun 19, 2009 2:27:27 PM

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