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Re: Google books



Jeff Hecht <jeff@jeffhecht.com> 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.

<pb>


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