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Re: [ARSCLIST] Copyright Laws and Google

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Paul Jackson <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:21:48 -0700

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Google Books started copying full books in 2004 without permission and 
it was ruled an "infringement" by Judge Chin who asked the parties 
(Publishers and the Authors Union) to settle. While the publishers did, 
the Authors guild and Google could not and the battle went back to court 
where Judge Chin reversed himself and said it was "Fair Use." Authors 
Guild appealed. Supreme Court stayed Judge Chin's reversal ruling! 
Unprecedented!

Like you say, Tom, if there is enough money to keep delaying something 
like this you can do just about anything you want; copyright be damned. 
And people are doing it, churches are doing it, and writers are 
suffering big time.

The Hathi-Trust has taken the files from the consortium of Universities 
who let Google copy their books, and put them up in another 
database...along with all the faults of the OCR, bad copyright dates, 
bad edition information, and hand prints covering data; reversed paging, 
et al: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Books#Errors_in_content


Reference type books like my uncle's */Pioneers in Brass/* are not 
selling since Google Books in 2004-5, since one can search by keyword 
and find the information snippet one needs without purchasing the book. 
Yes, as publisher, I tried to get them to take it down without success; 
the convoluted process would not work. The 4th complete edition on 
CD-ROM apparently wasn't felt needed by the 2700+ music departmental 
libraries (academic and public) in this country either, since only a few 
libraries have them; earlier editions are not all the same as Glenn 
Bridges self-published; adding things as he had them printed. Given the 
CD-ROM edition's 16bit platform, and the cost of redoing everything 
again, I've given up and giving the remainders away at the ARSC 50th 
Conference.

We call it "fair use creep" or "copyright creep" when anyone can use 
others IP for commercial advantage.
  https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/04/case-closed-supreme-court-refuses-hear-authors-guilds-challenge-google-books

Paul T. Jackson
Trescott Research
Steilacoom, WA
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trescottresearch.com <http://trescottresearch.com/>
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On 4/18/2016 4:53 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> I've never understood this fight.

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