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Jason W. [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, November 9, 2006
16 years ago2,367 views

http://booksearch.blogspot.com/2006/11/from-mail-bag-public-domain-books-and.html

It's time for this month's "from the mail bag" post, where we answer your questions about the ins and outs of using Google Book Search. This month, Philipp from Germany asks,

Why can't I download this book and many others on the Google Book Search Scary Stories site? I can’t even see the books in full view from Germany.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

*our* Philipp?

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Probably. Maybe Philipp want to know why Google said "you can search every word" but he can't "see a thing from Germany".
http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2006-10-27.html#n52

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Weird. Checking my Gmail, what I asked them was this:

<<On a related note, can you tell me why books from the Google Book Search "Scary Stories" site are not available in Germany (as it's legal too in Germany to freely republish public domain books)?>>

So it wasn't me who mailed them the quote they present.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Maybe they just "slightly" edited your mail...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Ah, Google told me they received similar other questions so they just merged them.They were nice enough to offer to update the post but I told them it's OK like this...

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