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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Supreme Court Authorizes Stealing Books From Authors!


Stolen Books
On Monday, 18 April 2016, the Supreme Court (SC) let stand a lower court's ruling that allowed Google to mass copy/scan millions of authors' books without their permission or granting them any remuneration.

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 laws, if the SC won't even recognize or uphold them?

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?

Read more about this topic in the research article for this post:

US Supreme Court Rules in Google’s Favor After Decade+ Legal Fight With Authors 

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