Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Search and Rescue - New York Times

Tim O'Reilly's op-ed piece about the Author's Guild suite against Google...

"AUTHORS struggle, mostly in vain, against their fated obscurity. According to Nielsen Bookscan, which tracks sales from major booksellers, only 2 percent of the 1.2 million unique titles sold in 2004 had sales of more than 5,000 copies. Against this backdrop, the recent Authors Guild suit against the Google Library Project is poignantly wrongheaded."