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Google Books Settlement 2.0 – The EFF Weighs In

The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Deeplinks blog has an informative and balanced series of posts concerning the revised Google Books settlement that was announced last month.   This settlement has the potential to provide public access to more books than most major research libraries own, but of course there are down sides as well, such as the potential for Google to impose monopoly pricing over subscriptions to institutions such as the Middlebury Library.

Anyway, the EFF posts are informative and well-written.  Take a look.

Part 1, Evaluating the Pros and Cons

Part 2, Evaluating Access

Part 3, Evaluating Competition

Part 4, Evaluating Privacy