Google seeking "monopoly on the breadth of human knowledge"?

August 13, 2009

Anti-trust experts are concerned that Google's recent copyright settlement gives its Book Search digitization project unique and unparalleled ownership of millions of books, and ultimately the entire world's written history. Privacy activists worry that Google plans to track our private reading habits. And the Library Copyright Alliance, which represents thousands of libraries, sees that very soon, any university library will have no choice but to purchase an institutional subscription, whatever the price Google sets.  Inside Higher Ed