From in Fortune:
"[T]he fact that someone has scanned tens of millions of books so that people could find and potentially buy them isn’t the worst thing that could happen to books as a social good, it’s the best thing. It’s exactly what the “fair use” exemption was intended to promote. And the Guild’s refusal to see that makes it not only legally wrong, but also makes it look far more venal than the company it is trying to criticize."
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