Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Tim O'Reilly Sides with Google

In an open-ad article (paid subscription required) in the NYTimes, publisher O'Reilly sides with Google against the copyright suit filed by the Authur Guild.

I'm sorry to see authors buy into the old-school protectionism of the Authors Guild, not realizing they're acting against their own self-interest. Their resistance can come only from a failure to understand the nature of the program. Google Library is intended to help readers discover copyrighted works, not to give copies away. It's a tremendous service to authors that will help them beat the dismal odds of publishing as usual

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