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Re: Google books
Jeff Hecht <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
<<<Scanning out-of-copyright books and journals is a good thing for the
community, as long as Google doesn't try to charge $30-$40 per paper for
access, as the big commercial journal publishers do.>>>
In the news story I saw, the interview-ee (a Google employee) intimated that
that is Google's ultimate goal.
Of course, with these works (copyright in effect or not), Google doesn't own
the books, so other businesses can clone Google's e-manuscipt business plan and
do it themselves, too.
Hopefully, when Google starts charging, there will be competition willing to
under-cut them. If competition doesn't materialize soon enough, be prepared to
pay through the nose.
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