Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More Stupid

In this exciting announcement :

http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20081028/ap_on_hi_te/google_books_3

Google and a bunch of librarians and book publishers published a new agreement.

The gist of the deal is publishers will get money for books they no longer publish.
Huh?
Yea, go figure.

The publishers were griping- via lawsuit - that they were missing out on copyright dollars when libraries and readers using Google downloaded books that were out of print.

I SAY....

Hey publishers, if you want money for books that are out of print, too bad.
YOU made the decision to stop printing the book(s), Not us.

So if somebody wants to read a book you no longer publish - tough noogees for you.
If you want to make money from books you no longer publish I suggest you print some more so's you can sell them.
Otherwise, shuddup.

Me dos centavos....

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