Creating a digital public library without Google’s money

Google’s settlement with authors and publishers has been tossed out, shining a spotlight on copyright law. Maybe we shouldn’t entrust that kind of project to a corporation anyway.Say what you want about Google — whether you believe it invariably adheres to its motto “Don’t be evil” or you suspect that its true goal is world domination — the firm’s behavior certainly has a way of shining the spotlight on the most important technological issues in our lives.These include secrecy, privacy and now, in connection with a huge legal fight in which a New York federal judge last week dealt Google a huge defeat, copyright law.,0,770127.column

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