Doing Your Homework

by on November 3, 2005 · 2 comments

I’m sorry if for beating a dead horse, but it seems every Google critic is making the same mistake:

The creators and owners of these copyrighted works will not be compensated, nor has Google defined what a “snippet” is: a paragraph? A page? A chapter? A whole book?

The answer is “less than a paragraph.” You can find that page by going to the Google Print home page, clicking “About Google Print,” and then clicking “view our Google Print Screenshots.” There are links to that page in several other places on Google Print’s web page as well.

Am I off base to think that this falls under the category of “basic fact-checking?”

  • Lewis

    Don’t forget that most critics are complaining that Google will be making piles of cash from Google Print via ads and/or click-throughs to booksellers.

    Which, of course, is completely wrong. Anyone bothering to look at the FAQ can see that. I guess it would make their capitalist heads explode to find out a company is doing something simply because they believe in its benefit to society.

  • Lewis

    Don’t forget that most critics are complaining that Google will be making piles of cash from Google Print via ads and/or click-throughs to booksellers.

    Which, of course, is completely wrong. Anyone bothering to look at the FAQ can see that. I guess it would make their capitalist heads explode to find out a company is doing something simply because they believe in its benefit to society.

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