Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

The Authors Guild asks judge to say, “Oh, hell no!” to Google Books

Last week I wrote a lengthy summary of Google’s recent motion for summary judgment in the case of The Authors Guild, et al. v. Google Inc. The motion explained—in great … Continue reading

August 14, 2012

Google claims Google Books is within fair use guidelines

Update (August 7, 2012): PaidContent has published the full, 22-page Authors Guild motion for summary judgment. An earlier version of this post linked to the 3-page version initially released to the public. … Continue reading

August 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

Sympathy for the devil: When it comes to its library scanning program, is Google really such a villain?

Google Books has been headed for a lawsuit since 2005. They were headed for trial! It got blocked! People regrouped! We debated! We agonized! We…eventually lost interest because it has … Continue reading

June 7, 2012

E pluribus EPub?

Joe Wikert, whose digital publishing savvy graces Publishers Weekly and O’Reilly TOC as well as his own blog, has been pushing lately for a more open ebook market. In two … Continue reading

February 15, 2012

Top News of the Week

The boycotting of Amazon continues. This week, Books-A-Million, Indigo, and now the American Booksellers Association’s IndieCommerce site has decided they will no longer sell Amazon books. See Shelf Awareness and … Continue reading

February 10, 2012

Is Google Books a sleeper agent?

By LANA POPOVIC Google Books, you confound me. I admit it freely. I can’t seem to get a handle on whether you’re coming or going or doing a barrel roll. … Continue reading

January 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

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