In following recent postings on opposition to the Google Print Program by publishers and authors, see these corporate responses, from the Official Google Blog:
Why we believe in Google Print: “We’ve been asked recently why we’re so determined to pursue Google Print, even though it has drawn industry opposition in the form of two lawsuits, the most recent coming today from several members of the American Association of Publishers. The answer is that this program, which will make millions of books easier for everyone in the world to find, is crucial to our company’s mission…”
The point of Google Print: a reprint, with permission, of Google CEO Eric Eric Schmidt’s October 18, 2005 Op-Ed in the WSJ: “Google’s job is to help people find information. Google Print’s job is to make it easier for people to find books. When you do a Google search, your results now include pointers to those books whose contents, stored in the Google Print index, contain your search terms. For many books, these results will, like an ordinary card catalog, contain basic bibliographic information and, at most, a few lines of text where your search terms appear.”
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