The Upside And The Downside Of Google Books

Editorial: “Google’s effort could create new interest in millions of out-of-print books, which would be made available at no cost at public libraries,” even as authors and publishers would benefit financially from revenues generated elsewhere. But “the Department of Justice should make sure adequate protections are built” into Google’s right to orphaned books, while the company should “do a better job of showing how it will respect privacy” of readers.