Google Book Settlement

Some articles worth reading.  However, if you’re going to opt out, time’s running out.

Huffington Post

Reject the Google Book Settlement

I’ve already opted out.  Frankly, the way Google has handled this disgusts me.  The way the Author’s Guild stepped in to speak on behalf of authors, without my permission BTW, leaves me with a very bad taste in my mouth.

The whole damn thing should have been on an OPT-IN platform, and hell, for that matter, it never should have happened, because google shouldn’t have blithely abused author copyright.  I’m sick and tired of people abusing author copyright-we write the books.  They wouldn’t exist if writers didn’t create them.  Writers do have rights to protect their work, and constantly, those rights are trampled on.