« Greens Now Officially Arm of GOP | Main | My Generation Gap on Lamont »

August 04, 2006

Applauding Google's "War on Copyright"

The idea that card catalogues violate copyrights would be absurd, but Google faces a whole storm of litigation over its search strategies that use snippets of words and images to help people find sources of information freely available on the web.

Blogs should care a lot about the "fair use" lawsuits Google is embroiled in, since if Google doesn't have the right to grab headlines and sentences from news stories, most of what bloggers do is illegal under copyright law.

Posted by Nathan at August 4, 2006 07:34 AM