“I opted out of the settlement just on ornery grounds,” said Christopher Buckley

jarndyceIn a recent New York Times article on the subjectChristopher Buckley cuts to the essence of Google Book’s legal conundrum.  “He said he was suspicious of the claims by Google and the Authors Guild that the settlement would help breathe new life into out-of-print works. ‘I think books either stay in print or don’t pretty much on their own’, he said.”   Could intellectual property laws use a long-overdue overhall?  Perhaps its time for us to ask that most useful of questions: WWDD or “What Would Dickens Do?”   Sentence Google to an extended stay in the Marshalsea, no doubt.

-Ed Scripsi

Published in: on August 27, 2009 at 2:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

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