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14 Apr 2014
I used to say to our audiences: "It is difficult to
get a man to understand something when his salary depends
on his not understanding it!"
- Upton Sinclair, I, Candidate for Governor: And how I Got Licked, (1935), p. 109
In November, the Authors Guild suffered a
in their long running suit against Google's book scanning project,
with a broad decision agreeing with Google that the scans are protected by fair use.
Not surprisingly, they're making a last ditch appeal to the Second Circuit.
While I see no realistic chance of them winning, not least because Judge Chin
who wrote that decision is now a well respected member of the court to which they
it's always interesting to see how they think they'll get the court to reverse.
all I can say is, it's really strange.
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