Google digital library plan opposed by Angela Merkel

German chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday waded into the row over Google’s plans to build a massive digital library.The move was a remarkable intervention from a leading world politician in a growing dispute about the threat posed by the internet, and Google in particular, to publishing companies, authors and also newspapers.In her weekly video podcast, before the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair this week, Merkel appealed for more international co-operation on copyright protection and said her government opposed Google’s drive to create online libraries full of scanned books.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/oct/11/google-digital-library-merkel-oppositionAlso see:Merkel criticises Google for copyright infringement
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday criticised the efforts of Google to build a massive digital library, saying the Internet should not be exempt from copyright laws.In her weekly video podcast, before Tuesday’s opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Merkel appealed for more international cooperation on copyright protection and said her government opposed Google’s drive to scan libraries full of books.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE5991KW20091010
http://in.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idINIndia-43065620091010Merkel backs Internet copyright protection [AP]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Saturday to stand up for authors’ rights to control the use of their work on the Internet and underlined her country’s concerns over book-scanning plans by Google Inc.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/merkel-backs-internet-copyright-protection-20091010-grpr.html
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/merkel-backs-internet-copyright-protection-20091010-grpr.html

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