John Paczkowski

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“Others have questioned the impact of the agreement on competition, or asserted that it would limit consumer choice with respect to out-of-print books. In reality, nothing in this agreement precludes any other company or organization from pursuing their own similar effort. The agreement limits consumer choice in out-of-print books about as much as it limits consumer choice in unicorns. Today, if you want to access a typical out-of-print book, you have only one choice–fly to one of a handful of leading libraries in the country and hope to find it in the stacks.”

Google co-founder Sergey Brin defends the company’s book-scanning efforts.