Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Google Opt In/Out

Fellow authors should take a look at this deeply worrying article on the Google Opt In/Out agreement on Jessica Freely's Friskbiskit blog.

Apparently we have only one week to decide whether to opt into or out of Google's settlement, both of which options have hidden pitfalls and neither of which can prevent Google from scanning our work and making it avalable online without our permission.

This has huge implications for anyone with an out-of-contract e-book that they were hoping to release in print. Please read the article, take the time to consider your options, and as Jessica says, spread the word. I didn't know about this, and I'm quite sure I'm not the only author who didn't.

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