The Association of American University Presses is claiming that Google’s library project violates U.S. copyright law, says the Chronicle of Higher Education. AAUP has written a six page letter saying that even a mere scanning of the copyrighted works would violate copyright. Also see an AP story in USA Today.

Jeeze. Love the way the publishers care about long-term preservation.

Meanwhile Ernest Miller and Cory Doctorow are depicting Mary Beth Peters, U.S. register of copyrights, as a national embarrassment.

No matter what business models and copyright approaches win in the end, don’t expect big bucks from the typical book–not when more titles are being published and fewer books are finding buyers.


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