New York Magazine looks at the uproar in the publishing industry caused by Googleâ€™s plans to scan loads of copyrighted material from books without asking.
Pat Schroeder, head of the Association of American Publishers is reported as saying: “Alan Murray wrote a column in the Wall Street Journal that called Googleâ€™s business model a new kind of feudalism: The peasants produce the content; Google makes the profits.
“Do we really want one corporation controlling all the content in the world?”
We may not have much choice. Can I assume Ms Schroeder uses Yahoo! search instead? Isnâ€™t it like those people that protest about mobile phone masts but all use mobile phones?
Incidentally, it was Schroeder that reputedly made the Regan/Teflon quip: “He’s like Teflon – nothing sticks to him”.