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Nach all dem Heidelberg und all den empörten Autoren und Verlegern hat Mark Gimein mal ein paar Argumente pro Google Books.
Even after Google has scanned their books, rights holders can at any time exclude them from Google’s services. They can allow Google to display the whole book, excerpts, or nothing at all. The only right they lose if they accept the agreement that Google signed last year with associations of publishers and authors is the right to sue Google for copyright violations simply for adding their books to its electronic files. Google’s critics have been spectacularly unsuccessful in getting actual writers or publishers to step up and explain how Google’s efforts might harm them.