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GOOGLE’S LIBRARY PROJECT
Publishers, writers and Google have one common goal – to make the knowledge available to everyone, writes Sergey Brin, one of the founders of Google, defending the ambitious project of the company to digitize all printed knowledge in the world. In article for NYT, Brin defends Google Books project against the attacks that the company violates the copyrights. Although the idea of Google deserves salutation, the writers and publishers have well-founded worries about the way Google realizes its ambitious plan. They are worried that the company is digitalizing their work without a prior permission and in obscurity. Authors and publishers argued that Google representatives work with each library individually, very often without any permission except the libraries’ management.