Economia da Informação

Google Books: Difusora da informação, ou ladra de conteúdo?

Posted in Sem categoria by Flávio Clésio on 1 de maio de 2010

Direto de Information Week

Google A ‘Brazen’ Content Thief, Lawsuit Claims

[…]Illustrators and photographers say Google Books project is displaying their works without authorization and in violation of copyright laws.

By Paul McDougall
Abril 8, 2010 02:31 PM

Groups representing artists and photographers and several individual creative professionals have filed a lawsuit against Google, claiming the search giant’s online book service violates content producers’ copyrights.

“Google is engaging in massive copyright infringement,” the plaintiffs alleged in papers filed this week in U.S. District Court in New York.

The complainants, which include a well-known combat photographer and a respected childrens’ books illustrator, claim Google “will continue its brazen acts of willful copyright” unless it’s stopped by the court.

Google has struck deals with libraries at several top colleges, including Stanford and the Universities of California, Michigan, Virginia, and Wisconsin, to scan their entire collections and make them available online through its Google Books service. Google’s also entered similar deals with several book publishers. […]

[…]The plaintiffs are asking the court to enjoin Google from displaying the books in question on its Web site and fine the company up to $180,000 for each work it’s found to have reproduced in violation of copyright laws. […]

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