Thursday, May 28, 2009
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.