Re: Google Accused of Copyright Infringement (continued)

Subject: Re: Google Accused of Copyright Infringement (continued)
From: Dennis Bathory-Kitsz (
Date: Wed Sep 21 2005 - 20:45:11 EDT

At 08:47 PM 9/21/05 -0700, Eliot Handelman wrote:
>Dennis Bathory-Kitsz wrote:
>> Figure out how better to make it work
>>in a way that rewards the source of the creative material, or expect more
>>out-of-copyright texts (and, for that matter, music) to retain their
>>intellectual dominance over the present. Artists and writers are their own
>>worst enemy sometimes, and this is a textbook (so to speak) example.
>Dennis, I'm not sure I'm following you here. If artists made more money
>past art wouldn't be as

If artists cooperated in large-scale projects with high visibility, the
proportion of the past would be smaller and the chance of that visibility
would help shift, if even a little bit, the dominance of the past.

I just read Google's own commentary from

"Today we learned that the Authors Guild filed a lawsuit to try to stop
Google Print. We regret that this group chose to sue us over a program that
will make millions of books more discoverable to the world -- especially
since any copyright holder can exclude their books from the program. What’s
more, many of Google Print’s chief beneficiaries will be authors whose
backlist, out of print and lightly marketed new titles will be suggested to
countless readers who wouldn’t have found them otherwise."


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