By legitimizing Google's mass digital scanning of authors' books without their permission or remuneration, the Supreme Court believes that authors' work, created from their own imaginations, is NOT their own property! I guess then Google owns our very imaginations?
Hogwash! What a bunch of rubbish. What is the sense or purpose of copyright
Books no longer under copyright are excluded. But, books still under copyright law should not be copied, in part or in whole, without the permission of and some kind of remuneration to the authors (or their estates), especially when the use of the scanned/copied books results in profits.
Something is rotten in the state of supreme law (if there is such a thing on this earth). Could it be that the SC is overly influenced by the wealth of some corporations and not enough by fairness in law and true ownership?
What say you?
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