While the opposition to Google Books grows, the service continues to push forward.
Oh dear. It seems as if everyone, from the big boys to the independent publisher, is against Google when it comes to the Google Books project.
New bedfellows Microsoft and Yahoo, along with book-turned-Aladdin’s-cave seller Amazon, are set to join the Internet Archive and library associations to oppose Google’s plan to put millions of books online and make them freely searchable.
A serious problem is that Google is effectively saying to authors and publishers “you’ve automatically opted in unless you explicitly opt out”. [Read more…]