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Why is there a Google Books? Part 1: Machine Translations and Customer X

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It’s worth taking a longer look at exactly what Google Books is and who it may be meant to serve. A book on Peter F. No longer.

How Google Took Over the Justice Department Antitrust Division: Renata Hesse’s Timeline

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As MTP readers will recall, a Silicon Valley lawyer named Renata B. And if it is, what can you do about it? Hakim Jeffries, Rep. economy.

What’s Next for Rapgenius, the “Internet Talmud”? Annotaking the World’s “Information” Whether the World Likes it or Not

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No, that reference comes from Mark Andreessen, the Silicon Valley billionaire golden boy whose major contributions to tech make him something of a god in the Valley. And when you consider that Rapgenius, the Internet Talmud, incubated at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm YCombinator, all should become clear.

Canard du jour: Do residuals make you lazy? If the age of privacy is over, is the age of royalties over, too?

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One of the common misapprehensions one hears from the “music/facts/books/news/movies/games are like water” crowd is that creators don’t deserve the royalties and residuals for which their unions and they fought for so long. The author’s rights vanish and “consumers rights” take over. Lift that Bale.

Google Fouls Up Again: Google Book Search is a Disaster for Scholars AND Copyright Owners

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Google's Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars. We've become accustomed to librarians and academics uncritically fawning over the disaster that is Google Books (especially those privileged librarians among the sovereign ly immune), yet give this one by Professor Geoffrey Nunberg a read: "Start with publication dates. A book on Peter F.

Hey Rosebud! Yet More Lobbying By the Beautiful People: We’re Rich, Therefore We Win

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Although the San Joaquin Valley is barely an hour from The Valley, it may as well be on the dark side of the Moon. (If Machine Capital?

World Watch:  Canadian Government Closes Big Tech’s Back Door Loophole

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This was actually a survey that was commissioned by the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society in the UK and that has since been updated.

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Update: Joshua Johnson’s KQED Forum on Rogue Sites

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I realize that the Silicon Valley 1% of the 1% is proudly non-union, but surely Johnson knows that “collective bargaining” is not a bunch of VCs setting a valuation. Update: Ellen Seidler still has not recieved the promised call from Google lawyer and evidence expert Fred von Lohman. Darryl Issa joining briefly.

Nipper, the EFF and the Badges: Triangulating their master’s voice

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Or, if it did, it was not enough to build a case and the authorities returned the site nearly 13 months later without explanation or apology.

Mr. Obama, Meet Mr. Kafka

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Mr. Obama, meet Mr. Kafka, the author. You’ll remember Mr. Kafka from the Google Books case. ” he then asked. Clearly.

Voluntary Disclosure of Metadata By Music Publishers Preserves Property Rights

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By voluntarily disclosing limited confidential information about its catalog, a rights holder could establish a legal basis to preempt non-display uses of the rights holder’s valuable property rights in that data not authorized by the rights holder. So in my view, the books in the Google Books case were just the bright and shiny object.

US News & World Report: "Google May Not Be Evil, But It Sure As Hell Isn't Interested in Free Speech"

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There's a great piece on the US News & World Report blog by the well-respected author and journalist John Aloysius Farrell that must make Google count the days until it's driven all newspapers out of business. Google had to be dragged, at legal gunpoint, into the deal with the publishing industry that protects authors." "If

Worshipping the Great God Scale: Google’s Four Great Lies as read to you by Kent Walker

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Improving visibility of authorized preview content in search results. Califano, Jr. Department of Justice a few years later. YTMA Google Drugs

Google-Backed Creative Commons Wants Taxpayers To Subsidize Their Hustle

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Lessig tells us about the “hybrid economy” in his book “Remix”. Carrie Nation, Photo by Philipp Kester (1873-1958). On the one hand The Man 2.0

Privacy Rights, Property Rights and Google

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Musicians, comedians, writers… We book them a year ahead. A wealth of other works await digitizing – books, maps, visual arts, and so on.

Mr. Lowery’s Speaking Tour: Interview with @davidclowery after Columbia Law School, George Mason University and CMJ Keynote

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I mean it’s fairly ridiculous that authors have to justify economically why they should have a right to control their own work?

GoldieBlox Dismisses Case Against Universal, Warms to Task of Destroying Artists

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So the fact that Universal is being voluntarily dismissed from any copyright case by this cluster of folks is kind of hard to understand–until you realize that the Durie Tangri gets 100% of the credit for defending their client Google in Google Books that resulted in what passes for “success 2.0″–the What changed?