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More on Google-Publisher settlement

>From the Electronic Frontier Foundation's commentary on the 

" Innovation: It seems likely that the "nondisplay uses" of 
Google's scanned corpus of text will end up being far more 
important than anything else in the agreement. Imagine the kinds 
of things that data mining all the world's books might let 
Google's engineers build: automated translation, optical 
character recognition, voice recognition algorithms. And those 
are just the things we can think of today. Under the agreement, 
Google has unrestricted, royalty-free access to this corpus. The 
agreement gives libraries their own copy of the corpus, and 
allows them to make it available to "certified" researchers for 
"nonconsumptive" research, but will that be enough?"

Joe Esposito