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Unformatted text preview: Robert Imig Concepts: commons, open content, intellectual property Ever since the digital era there has been a common strive to convert things to a digital media. Google has led the way in the digital age with their genius thoughts in indexing the World Wide Web. Google wants to take another strive by “creating an online, searchable database” (Schroeder 1) scanning books and indexing them through two different programs they want to create, Google Print and Google Library. (Swisher 2) “Google wants to scan 18 million books”. (Swisher 2) There are two different three different types of books that they want to scan. “16% are in the public domain…..9% are in print and in copyright….meaning 75%...are out of print and in copyright.” (Swisher 2) Public domain books mean they are open for distribution and there are not under copyright. These books can be scanned without any problems. It is the other 84% that is causing all the fuss. Google defends its case by arguing that “only ‘snippets’ of text 84% that is causing all the fuss....
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course STSH 1110 taught by Professor Hess during the Fall '07 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- Fall '07