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Great match! Wanna hit up the "Screw Google" meeting?
A few weeks ago, Amazon joined a coalition of the willing with Microsoft and Yahoo .

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Mr. Bezos Goes to Washington? Amazon Says Congress, Not Google, Should Decide Fate of Old Books

GatesBezos.jpg
Great match! Wanna hit up the "Screw Google" meeting?
A few weeks ago, Amazon joined a coalition of the willing with Microsoft and Yahoo. They're all opposed to Google's deal to digitize a bunch of out-of-print books.

Now Amazon says that not only is the deal Google struck with authors and publishers a bad one, but that Google shouldn't have the right to strike any such deal--the issues involved are important enough to warrant the intervention of our fine public servants in Congress. (Unfortunately, they're busy getting yelled at.)

Also on Amazon's side (besides Microsoft and Yahoo): Arlo Guthrie and the nation of Germany. On Google's side: Sony, the University of Wisconsin, the American Association of People with Disabilities, and the U.S. Student Association. Someone should get together all the relevant parties/representatives in this suit. It'd be like a low-rent Seargant Pepper's.

 
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