Comments on: Google turns scanned books back into paper http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/google-turns-scanned-books-back-into-paper/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Gerald Spencer http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/google-turns-scanned-books-back-into-paper/#comment-365719 Sun, 20 Sep 2009 12:31:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19093#comment-365719 Google stole the work done at http://www.gutenberg.org and presented it as owned by google. This is such a blatant theft. The courts should shut google down, it has long since lost the purpose of a search engine and become a search engine of advertisements. Such a shame such a good, worthy idea would go to hell.

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By: James Reginald Harris, Jr http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/google-turns-scanned-books-back-into-paper/#comment-365696 Sat, 19 Sep 2009 21:10:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19093#comment-365696 In my personal experience with Google/Sequoia’s infringment, their subsequent handling of the matter and disrespect for copyright, I think the publishing industry would be wise to consider that Google has proven to the world that it is not the answer favorable to creators of valuable content but rather a device that siezes the total value of online content and fences it to advertisers without compensating the content creator.Google, though a wonderful tool, appears to be a bad start for a platform for the internet as it degrades the value of creation, innovation and Intellectual Property and is seeking to overstep via influence all agencies of US Government that were not paying attention under Bush and are being mislead by Google’s relationship with the Obama administration.Something that takes individuals rights, like google, is not an American device – no matter how needo it is.It might be time for the public to simply stop utilizing Google and use alternative search products.

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By: gene grossman http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/google-turns-scanned-books-back-into-paper/#comment-365586 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 17:46:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19093#comment-365586 This machine is obviously a great idea and should be a staple in every bookstore and library, but it’s only an effort to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic.The DVD format rapidly knocked out VHS tapes, the internet killed travel agents, printed catalogs, and newspapers, and eBooks will ultimately bring about the demise of printed books, because they’re just too expensive to produce, compared to the convenience, cost, and other benefits of reading on a digital device.I’m not happy by this prediction, but it seems to be the writing on the wall… because there are no phone booths left to write on the side of.

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By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/google-turns-scanned-books-back-into-paper/#comment-365580 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:55:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19093#comment-365580 It’s pretty exciting to know the world’s books will always be accessible, and will not be lost. And to be able to get any out-of-print book at anytime in a matter of minutes is too good to be true! Just as long as they don’t get rid of large bookstores to wander around and get lost in.

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By: Andrew Franks http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/google-turns-scanned-books-back-into-paper/#comment-365579 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:49:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19093#comment-365579 Wonderful. But how about some art on the covers? At least some creative typesetting?

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By: richard katz http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/google-turns-scanned-books-back-into-paper/#comment-365574 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:02:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19093#comment-365574 how much do these books cost?

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By: jj http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/google-turns-scanned-books-back-into-paper/#comment-365573 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:01:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19093#comment-365573 is this tru

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