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I've read part of that discussion but haven't found an answer to the question bugging me.  Google appears to have gotten (US) legal sanction to digitise books whose copyright it odes not own.  Does that legal ruling also allow it to charge for access to the digital books without reimbursing the copyright owners?

As a general aside, US courts appear to have a habit of allowing US companies free access to non US assets with no regard for the asset owners - patents, research findings, brand names etc.  This has always seemed to me to be the most insidious aspect of US imperialism.  We have a right to take what we want because we rule...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Sep 4th, 2009 at 01:31:51 PM EST
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