Stupidity rules, ok?

Monday, August 15, 2005

Turning every principle on its ear

Google’s ambitious project to digitalize five of the world’s greatest libraries has been put on hold after the US publishing industry – the Association of American Publishers (AAP) - started to complain. Like always they’ve raised concerns over copyright issues, and like always they rather bury their heads in their hands, repeating in complete despair: “this isn’t happening, this isn’t happening”, than embrace the possibilities of digitalization. Unable to comprehend the benefits (yes, profits to be made not only the general benefits in terms of accessibility to knowledge and culture) they keep on clinging to the old. They keep sing the song of the nay-men (think Disney-like musical piece) : “It’s wrong! It’s bad! It’s got to stop! It’s turning the world on its ear!”

Stupidity certainly rules the copyright industry, ok?


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