As deadline looms, opposition to Google’s book scanning mounts

Grassroots opposition starts to mount against heavyweight Googles preferential copyright indemnity

Grassroots opposition starts to mount against heavyweight Google's preferential copyright indemnity

The Internet Archive has thrown in its opposition to the Google book scanning settlement, requesting they be allowed the “same limitation of potential copyright liability as Google.”  In fact, we think that if Google is given this broad indemnity against copyright infringement, every individual and institution in the US should be given the same.

The New York Times is also reporting that opposition to the settlement is “gelling”.  The most often cited concern among academics and institutions being that it affords Google a monopoly status (we’ve commented at length here, too, about the worrisome aspects of allowing the Google Book scanning settlement to go through).

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