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Minister Zypries and Google Book Search

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Friday, May 8, 2009
15 years ago2,285 views

http://www.heise.de/newsticker/Zypries-wirft-Google-Urheberrechtsverstoesse-im-grossen-Stil-vor--/meldung/137454

(German language)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Rough translation from the first bits:

<<Federal justice minister Brigitte Zypries says Google is one of the biggest dangers for copyrights in the internet age. At the opening of an international conference about the future of intellectual property rights she attacked the search engine star for scanning and publishing online books for Google Book Search on "grand scale" without being granted the rights by copyright holders. "The issue of paying the authors will be discussed only after the fact," the SPD politician criticized. "To put it bluntly: this shouldn't be done!">>

She goes on to say we need stronger copyright laws, and perhaps also stronger regulation of the internet. Zypries also argues that one cannot completely rule out that in the future, the technology introduced to block child pornography (http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2009-01-16-n15.html) would be extended to block other things as well. Also, a partial ending of online anonymity might be necessary to protect "students in chat rooms".

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