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Re: "No Authors Have Been Harmed in the Making of This Library"
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- Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 19:17:55 EDT
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It would seem that the harms are not so "imaginary" if, within a few minutes, the Authors Guild could find one of its members' works included in the orphan works list posted by the HathiTrust. Sandy Thatcher At 7:42 PM -0400 9/19/11, B.G. Sloan wrote: >From the Electronic Frontier Foundation website (re: the >Author's Guild lawsuit against the Hathi Trust): > >"We've been puzzling over the Authors Guild's decision to sue >several university libraries for participating in the >digitization and storage of millions of works (largely in >connection with the Google Books project) and making scans of >some of those works available to the academic community. Simply >put, it appears that the Guild is dead set on wasting time and >money addressing imaginary harms, whether or not its efforts >might actually benefit either its members or the public." > >See: http://bit.ly/nrNtJp > >Bernie Sloan
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