This one for Google, my most used information sharing website company.
No matter where new ideas, new stories stem from writers in the world, we must never remove the incentive to block their payment and IP conveyed in their typed words in digital or print formats.–Freedom of expression 2010′s.
New ideas and new insights from writers help better preserve the planet, as well as sharing insights into better human rights, we may not have yet considered. Writers should always be paid for good ideas conveyed in their thoughts and typed words.
A federal judge in New York has allegedly derailed Google’s bold plan to build the world’s largest digital library and bookstore. With 15 million books [already] scanned, Google had gotten closer to the elusive goal than anyone else.
We wanted to “make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all. People feel energized,” said Robert Darnton, the director of the Harvard University Library, who recently praised Google’s Scan Every Single Book In The World Project and make it available free online, in an opinion article in The New York Times.
“This is an opportunity for those of us who care about creating a noncommercial public digital library to get on with it,” writes Michael Heft today.
The strange thing about scanning every nation’s books, is that the writers of these books don’t get paid in the process. It turns writers into slaves. It’s intelligent not to turn writer’s into slaves, because of the concept of ‘laborers are worthy of their fair hire.’ On a scientific level, yes it must be a disappointment. But all of the mouth pieces in this story, aren’t working for free. They get paid wages to say these things. If their wages were lost, like writer’s and independent voices royalty payments are lost in the ‘scientific’ collection of words, they wouldn’t be chirping this same tune.
What this means is that the public won’t get to view all books from all authors. From 15 million books already scanned, google is able to track digitally the highest trending key words, most people like the best. That’s a good experiment to date.
I am from a nation where our Indigenous writers thoughts are viewed as taonga that cannot be stolen without payment. IP is about having your own. Sharing it when you want to. Buying it fairly when needed – but most of all, not stifling new thought from writers by strangling the incentive for them to write new work and be rewarded for it.
Keeping in line with this principle, as I never paid the New York Times for use of writer Miguel Helft’s journalistic skills above, I trust that adding to Miguel’s thoughts in this post, and with a link to his story, offers some kind of sharing support back to this writer in payment of his words, time and thoughts. The photographers too.
Miguel notes, ‘The idea of scanning every book ever published captivated Larry Page, co-founder of Google, even before he started the company. In 2002, he set out to refute skeptics, who said the idea was unworkable. He set up a makeshift scanning device at Google to see how many books could be scanned in an hour.” 8 years later, 15 million books had been scanned. Read the rest of this entry »
COSTCO ROMANCE – THE SUPERMARKET GIANT EXPANDS INTO WEDDING DRESSES
Wedding dresses are now available as Costco expands their product market.
I blame Will & Kate for this new supermarket trend. JK. Costco are betting big time on April 29th’s big show day.
I like the idea that marriage is not about expense though. Imagine though, ‘your special day’ (what marriage has been viewed as being in the past after births, deaths, 21sts, birthdays etc), is now at your aisles reach, when grocery shopping. Remarkable really!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.19.11~
Posted by horiwood on March 20, 2011 in A Different View, Humor, Pop Cultural Commentary, Romance, Trends, Weddings