Is Copyright Killing the Quest for Knowledge?

“In the thousands of years that humans have been producing written works, we’ve amassed quite a collection of them. However, most of us have little or no access to, or even knowledge of, most of that collection because it is scattered in bits and pieces around the world. Wouldn’t it be convenient if we could easily search that archive on the Web?

“That’s the basic concept behind the Google Print project and more recent plans by the Open Content Alliance. Google is focusing its efforts on books, while the Open Content Alliance’s plans include film and multimedia works as well.

“So far, so good–except for the pesky little issue of copyright.”

Anush Yegyazarian. World Wide Library? PC World. Nov. 3, 2005.

See also: The Google Print Controversy: A Bibliography. Oct. 25, 2005.

K. Matthew Dames. Why Google Shouldn’t Punt on Litigation. CopyCense. Oct. 4, 2005.

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the intersection of business, law and technology. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

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11/03/2005 at 08:25

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