Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The Guardian announced today that Google and the US book industry have finally reached an agreement about publishing and archiving books online (article here).
The agreement between Google and the US book industry means that internet users will soon be able to choose from and buy millions of titles, many out of print, or read them on a page-by-page basis.
…"What is so positive is that it recognises that authors and publishers must be involved when works in copyright are digitised and made available to the public, and usage must be paid for, while at the same time it promises to make the practicalities easily manageable for users."…
This is a big deal for all of us crafters - a world where all patterns are available, at any time.