Sunday, August 27, 2006

What A Nefarious Scheme - How Dare They Include, Er, Exclude Me!

I know not all publishers are happy with Google's plan to digitize books, but...
Rather than compiling a list of her company's 1,200 titles ("a waste of my staff's time"), Rienner fired off an angry letter to CEO Schmidt. Google responded with a letter agreeing not to copy any of her books. Rienner is unmollified. She worries that she will be cut out of some future digital moneymaking opportunity. "Books are my unique content," she says. "I'm sure the smart people at Google are busy dreaming up all kinds of ways to make money off them.

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