Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Authors Guild demonstrates technological illiteracy

The Authors Guild is suing Google for attempting to innova--- er, for copyright infringement. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you already know my opinion on the subject. I hereby call for all Authors Guild members either to denounce the actions of their organization, or to stop using all web search engines, or confess to being complete hypocrites. Those are the only options.

UPDATE 22 Sept.: As usual, Lawrence Lessig says it better than I could.

1 comment:

  1. Right on. Also, on GoogleBlog they show a search result for a copyrighted work; there's no way that seeing those excerpts would replace getting the book. The Author's Guild is either completely misunderstanding the technology or just wants to cash in even more than what they would get through extra sales from Google Print.