Tim O’Reilly’s op-ed


Nice op-ed by Tim O’Reilly in today’s NYTimes. Tenor: “Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors than copyright infringement,” and: “I’m sorry to see authors buy into the old-school protectionism of the Authors Guild, not realizing they’re acting against their own self-interest. Their resistance can come only from a failure to understand the nature of the program. Google Library is intended to help readers discover copyrighted works, not to give copies away. It’s a tremendous service to authors that will help them beat the dismal odds of publishing as usual.”

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