Monday, July 07, 2008

Google Book Search Targeting More Books for Public Domain?

Information Today article by Barbara Quint on US copyright renewal, 1923-1963, and Google's new free 390MB database of copyright renewals.

1 comment:

Voz Earl said...

Hats off to Google! In a world full of small-minded nabobs of negativity obsessing over intellectual property rights, Google GETS it--namely, that the potential benefit of making the information freely and widely available is worth pushing the envelope with respect to copyright law. I don't know what their precise motivation is in all of this, but let's hope this new effort results in more fully downloadable texts being made available.