[discuss] [bestbits] Shoshanna Zuboff: Dark Google

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Tue May 6 21:01:54 UTC 2014

On 07/05/2014 05:28, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> On 6 May 2014 08:09, michael gurstein <gurstein at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The piece from Springer as I read it, wasn’t, at least overtly, concerned
>> with the copyright issue.
> No, but the comment speaks to the company's long-standing grudge against
> Google. So when you appeal to the gravitas of Springer as somehow being
> relevant to the authenticity (let alone relevance) of its claims,
> Springer's backstory with Google -- and this its subjective motivations --
> also becomes relevant.

I'm a Springer author, and I was informed by a friend that within days
of my book coming out, it was available for free from a .ru address.
That's Springer's real problem; if it wasn't Google who found the
pirate copy, it would be some other search engine. Blaming Google
is blaming the messenger.

There is a superb cartoon in the New Yorker dated May 5, 2014. A group
of business people, obviously publishers, sits at a table and the
chairman says "We need to rethink our strategy of hoping the
Internet will just go away."

Don't even think about pirating it.


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