Google’s tangled quest for a universal online library.

This is good. Google may do a lot of good but has reached a point to hurt people in many ways also. The evil copyright laws actually save something from the wonderful google.


via Slate Magazine by Farhad Manjoo on 5/6/09

In 2004, Google announced that it would create the largest library in the history of the world. The search company had signed up with major universities around the globe to scan and make searchable every word in every volume they contained. When it was done, we’d be able to search through printed texts in the same way we search the Web. It was a lofty ambition, and it was quickly stopped short by a cold reality—copyright law.

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