Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Chark Blog - The heist

The CEO of publisher Macmillan lifts two Google laptops at Book Expo America:

Our justification for this appalling piece of criminal behaviour? The owner of the computer had not specifically told us not to steal it. If s/he had, we would not have done so. When s/he asked for its return, we did so. It is exactly what Google expects publishers to expect and accept in respect to intellectual property.

'If you don't tell us we may not digitise something, we shall do so. But we do no evil. So if you tell us to desist we shall.'

Via Dave Kellogg, who notes "Touché!"

Chark Blog - The heist

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