On May 20, 2009, at 3:47 PM, [log in to unmask] wrote:
>> I don't see how bashing Google (which is NOT what the
>> library association briefs are doing, btw) for gaps in US
>> and international Copyright Law(orphan works, for example)
>> will end up helping libraries.
> i think the concern is that the settlement could give
> _only_ Google the right to scan orphaned works, and no
> one else. that certainly wouldn't help libraries.
Yes, that is what I am hearing too. Google has all but gotten the
right to digitize orphan works to the exclusion of others like
libraries or the Internet Archive.