Tuesday, October 31, 2006
French Publishers vs Google Book Search
IDG News Service reports that The French Publishers’ Association
(representing 400 book publishers) has joined La Martinière
, both sending lobbyists and lawyers to attack Google Book Search
... albeit they list two very silly reasons for their crusade:
- The French Publishers’ Association claims that granting access to content without asking the content owner is against fundamental intellectual property laws. Haven’t they heard of “fair use"?
- La Martinière claims Google Book Search displays book pages graphically with ragged-edged papers, as if torn from a book, which according to the organization is showing a lack of respect. This argument is so embarrassing, you get the feeling Google is secretly paying these guys to say that...
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