What Google’s Victory Against the Authors Guild Means for Readers and Libraries – The Atlantic

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After all, as Judge Leval emphasized: “While authors are undoubtedly important intended beneficiaries of copyright, the ultimate, primary intended beneficiary is the public.” It may have taken 10 years, but that crucial reminder of copyright’s goal is anything but dated and inconsequential. It will serve all of us as we think about how books are written, read, and preserved for future generations.

Source: What Google’s Victory Against the Authors Guild Means for Readers and Libraries – The Atlantic

Google Appliance as shown at RSA Expo 2008 in ...

Google Appliance as shown at RSA Expo 2008 in San Francisco. It was only a computer case with no parts inside.-Daniel A (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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