Re: Google Accused of Copyright Infringement Fwd:

Subject: Re: Google Accused of Copyright Infringement Fwd:
From: Lisa Whistlecroft (
Date: Wed Sep 21 2005 - 06:31:41 EDT

>>Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 21:26:51 -0400
>>From: Harold Isaac <>
>>Subject: Google Accused of Copyright Infringement
>>Check out this article:

>Last December, Google announced its library initiative, saying it
>would be scanning and indexing material from the New York public
>library as well as libraries at four universities - Harvard,
>Stanford, Michigan and Oxford. The Michigan and Stanford libraries
>had agreed to submit all of their material to the Google scanners.

This is interestingly different from the state in the UK, where
Google have signed agreements with major libraries (such as the
Bodleian at Oxford) but only to digitise works that are out of
copyright (basically they're starting with the entire nineteenth

I'm ambivalent about Google but if I were the authors' association my
complaint would be against the university libraries at Stanford and
Michigan for 'granting' permission to copy copyrighted material!

Just a UK 2p'worth - I don't know the exchange rate!


Lisa Whistlecroft               
Lancaster University, UK.                   Tel: +44 (0) 1524 593776


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