Google CEO Discusses Print in Journal

“Imagine sitting at your computer and, in less than a second, searching the full text of every book ever written. Imagine an historian being able to instantly find every book that mentions the Battle of Algiers. Imagine one giant electronic card catalog that makes all the world’s books discoverable with just a few keystrokes by anyone, anywhere, anytime.

“That’s the vision behind Google Print. Recently, some members of the publishing industry who believe this program violates copyright law have been fighting to stop it. We respectfully disagree with their conclusions, on both the meaning of the law and the spirit of a program which, in fact, will enhance the value of each copyright. Here’s why.

Google Blog The Point of Google Print. Oct. 19, 2005. (Editor’s Note: The above article is a full reprint of an editorial written by Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and published in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, October 18.)

See also:

Google Blog. Why We Believe in Google Print. Oct. 19, 2005.

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10/20/2005 at 08:50

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