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McMaster University Book Operations Manager Mark Leslie published a thoughtful recap of the ongoing GBS issue in The Mark.

Leslie, an author himself, sums up the opinions of many authors as they wait to hear from Judge Chin.

So, as the back and forth debates continue over the possibility of a single corporate entity gaining a potential monopoly in digitized literature, authors, publishers, and creators continue to watch with baited breath, as confused about what it all means as ever.

What might be even more surprising for those authors waiting and hoping for a ruling that will protect their copyrighted work is that Google continues to scan their books even at this time.

As Google’s personal library continues to grow at more than 1,000 pages an hour, we can all agree that Judge Chin’s forthcoming ruling will be the literary event of the year.

Originally posted on The Open Book Alliance Blog by admin.

Written by internetarchive

March 3, 2010 at 8:14 pm

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