2 thoughts on “Writers Sue to Stop Google Print – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. Playing the role of devil’s advocate here…Maybe in the case of a stand-alone book or novel, 8-10% of the book might not matter much. (Unless that 8-10% is the last chapter of a murder mystery, say.) But since you cite Daniel Hoffman, who is a poet…very rarely do poets publish a book that is one single poem (unless it’s Allen Ginsburg’s “Howl”). 8-10% of a poetry anthology is at least one or two whole poems, and it can be argued that an individual poem is a protected work. Just a thought.

  2. If you look at the enlarged version of the Google Print sample display above you’ll see that for copyrighted books the most anyone can see is a few sentences fr. the work (not an entire pg.). You might be able to do multiple Google Print searches through a book’s contents but that’d be a helluv an inconvenient way to try to “steal” content.

    And I understand that there will be built in protections discouraging (perhaps even preventing, I’m not sure precisely how it will work) copying or printing of the material fr. these books which does display in Google Print. So I don’t think Mr. Hoffman has to worry about people gaining access to entire poems (unless perhaps they’re very short ones…).

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