Wednesday, January 26, 2005

More Treachery from America and the Anglo-Saxons

What is it this time?
…the risk of America's overwhelming domination … The fight is too unequal … There is no choice but for officials of the Union to react without delay…
What is it this time?

France's former state secretary of communications and head of the country's national library (supported by, among others, social science professor Olivier Ertzscheid) is warning his countrymen about the latest evil to raise its ugly head from America.

What is it this time?

Under the title When Google Defies Europe, Jean-Noël Jeanneney tells the dark underside of the fact that Google is working closely with five new content partners on a massive scanning project that will bring millions of volumes of printed books into the Google Print database.

Google is working with libraries at the University of Michigan, Harvard University, Stanford University, Oxford University and the New York Public Library to digitize books in their collections and make them accessible via Google Print.
Meanwhile, the title of the French Yahoo news service rendering of this story was an aggressive-sounding Google Unleashes an Attack on the Treasures of Oxford and Harvard.

A good thing we have Frenchmen like Jeanneney to warn of the insidious dangers of such horrid developments…

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