Siva Vaidhyanathan on the Google Books Ruling

Two well-reasoned articles by Siva Vaidhyanathan on this week’s Google Books Settlement ruling:

From The Chronicle of Higher Education:
http://chronicle.com/article/Thank-You-Judge-Chin/126888/

From Slate.com:
http://www.slate.com/id/2289155/

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The Synchronicity of This Week’s Events

As followers of my Twitter feed or Facebook page know I have been reading Siva Vaidhyanathan’s book The Googlization of Everything which has an entire chapter dedicated to a critical analysis of the Google Books project that aims to scan books from the world’s foremost libraries and make them available in digital form, copyright be damned. Add to this the fact that a ruling was announced on the settlement between some large publishing groups and Google (long story short the settlement is moot), it has been an interesting and synchronous week for me. I’ll post more once I have the chance to read through the backlog of chatter on the matter and finish Siva’s book!