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Google Book Search

Postby mjhurst on 28 Oct 2008, 16:44

Google Books has been a great resource during the last several years, but it is apparently going to get significantly better. They announced today an agreement in their lawsuit with copyright holders:

With this agreement, in-copyright, out-of-print books will now be available for readers in the U.S. to search, preview and buy online -- something that was simply unavailable to date. Most of these books are difficult, if not impossible, to find. They are not sold through bookstores or held on most library shelves, yet they make up the vast majority of books in existence. Today, Google only shows snippets of text from the books where we don't have copyright holder permission. This agreement enables people to preview up to 20% of the book.

What makes this settlement so powerful is that in addition to being able to find and preview books more easily, users will also be able to read them. And when people read them, authors and publishers of in-copyright works will be compensated. If a reader in the U.S. finds an in-copyright book through Google Book Search, he or she will be able to pay to see the entire book online. Also, academic, library, corporate and government organizations will be able to purchase institutional subscriptions to make these books available to their members. For out-of-print books that in most cases do not have a commercial market, this opens a new revenue opportunity that didn't exist before.
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As you can imagine, we're all ready to get moving, but this project will take some time. First and foremost, the settlement administrator will be reaching out to educate authors and publishers worldwide about the agreement and their rights under it. The agreement also must be approved by the court. Once it's approved, we'll be ready to begin delivering these services.

Although it may not happen right away, when it does this will be a huge step forward in the Internet's ability to live up to its hype as an information resource. Want to read Dummett or Moakley? Or Katzenellenbogen or Patch or Farnham or...? There it is, on your laptop.

New Chapter for Google Book Search
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/ ... earch.html

Google settles with book publishers, becomes bookseller
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20 ... eller.html

Best regards,
Michael
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Re: Google Book Search

Postby jmd on 09 Apr 2009, 23:44

Good to see... I just hope that they don't corner the market and then start charging 'subscriptions' per page read or such equivalent...
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Re: Google Book Search

Postby EUGIM on 15 May 2009, 23:21

Help !

* I can t access to M. Hurst wonderful notice books.

-Anyone can helps me ???

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Re: Google Book Search

Postby SteveM on 16 May 2009, 08:19

EUGIM wrote:Help !

* I can t access to M. Hurst wonderful notice books.

-Anyone can helps me ???

Message in a bottle.


Do you mean his blog? He has made it invite only, trying asking him for an invite.

Or do you mean his old tarot notebook site, I don't know about that as can't access it from here, geocities is banned in Turkey.
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Re: Google Book Search

Postby EUGIM on 16 May 2009, 10:26

Thanks for replied to me Steve.
I follow Hurst blog as I do with Caldwell one.Both are amazing.

* I was asking about the possibility to read Dummett from Google book as Hurst said.

New Chapter for Google Book Search
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/ ... earch.html

Google settles with book publishers, becomes bookseller
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20 ... eller.html

-I ve tried but I can t open the books to read them.
-If not,do you know a website for this ?

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