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Great array of interviewees. The legal issues raised in the film, of copyright and competition, seem quite conventional. As for the more political ones, on whether the data google books gathers from individuals can be used for policing and/or social regulation, I wonder if we are not already there through much riskier practices (ie. use of email and browsing data for security and marketing purposes). How could reading histories be used to shape what people read or consume next? And if a researcher only relied on the results that the google bar shows, I'm not sure google would be to blame for that. And when people typed "sun" we would probably still skip links to sources on Egyptian archeology or Galilean astronomy, and go direct to the tabloid. My impression is that, because google has breached copyrighted material, now US and Europe embark in this costly project to scan out-of-copyright material, which could have been done by google free for the taxpayer
0 · August 28
mmmm.. I saw this Docu back in Jan. Its very good.
Google's fundamental flaws keep it held back in the 19th Century, especially compared to another company . [edit out] . should i buy a ticket or hold out until a future point... the dilemma.. is it just the makers of the Docu there or will a 'Google somebody' be there i wonder?
In a couple of weeks i'll see if fate allows me a ticket. :o)
Googles market cap of 300 Billion makes it hard to be bought out but i think eventually the monopolies commission could always crack it like a nut, quite easily :o)
0 · July 12