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Google puts 1.5 million free books on your cellphone

Before you authors get upset, never fear: Google is making 1.5 million books available, it announced today, that are in the public domain. There's a lot of good stuff, including everything by Charles Dickens and (pre-zombified) Jane Austen...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation thinks there are still issues to consider. The foundation points to "Google and the Future of Books," an article in the New York Review of Books by Robert Darnton, director of the Harvard University Library.

Thursday, February 5, 2009
Los Angeles Times

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