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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Prying Open Google’s Closed Books

A note Project Gutenberg posted on Facebook I thought you might be interested in..


Everyone knows Google has scanned tens of millions of books, including over 3 million books in the public domain, and that it got most of these books from many different libraries, public and private.

What most don’t know is that Google forces those libraries to use technology to restrict Internet access to those digital copies, even the public domain books that are no longer copyrighted.

To read the rest of the article click here Posted on Open Book Alliance

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