Literary Salvage

November 11, 2008

Ars Technica points out the most interesting part of Google’s publisher settlement. My favorite quote from the post:

Google solved the problem by throwing cash at it, signing up major libraries like Harvard and paying to scan just about everything in the building. Volunteers had been doing this with public domain texts for years, but nothing on this scale had been attempted before, and it filled a major hole in access to knowledge.