September 10, 2009
Choosing Up Sides to Hate or Love the Google Books Deal
Joey Pulone for The Chronicle
As the early-September deadline neared to file comments about the proposed Google Books settlement, I watched the headlines roll out like an executioner's drumbeat for the deal Google has struck with the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers over its book-digitization project: "Google Books Opposition Pours In at Deadline" (CNET, September 8). "11th-Hour Filings Oppose Google's Book Settlement" (The New York Times, September 8).
Outside the United States,