Google Becoming Evil May be the Best Thing to Happen to America

the.effing.librarian offers some great commentary about the Google Books Settlement ruling and how Google becoming evil (at least in the eyes of the American public) could be the best thing for open and free access to information.

http://censoredgenius.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-google-became-evil-and-saved.html

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Library Reactions to the Google Books Settlement Ruling

Judge Chin’s ruling on the settlement between Google and authors regarding the Google Books project made news this week. Here’s some reaction from libraries and library organizations participating in this project.

Penn State University Libraries Google Book Project Page
http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/googlebooksproject/news.html

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (Big 10)
http://www.cic.net/Home/NewsAndPubs/News/11-03-22/CIC-Google_Scanning_Continues_After_Google_Lawsuit_Settlement_Rejected.aspx

Library Copyright Alliance
http://www.arl.org/bm%7Edoc/lca_gbsstmt24mar11.pdf

HathiTrust
http://www.hathitrust.org/hathitrust_asa_response