Bloom dijo "no" a Google
En "Paper Cuts" se comenta la campaña anti-Google Books y se mencionan algunos nombres de opositores: entre ellos Harold Bloom ("may be the closest thing we have to Google Books in fleshly form") y los herederos de John Steinbeck. Tú también di "no". Dice el post:
Authors have until the end of business today to decide whether to opt out of the Google Books settlement. But thanks to a computer crash (ha ha), the deadline for filing objections and comments has been extended until next Tuesday. A number of blogs have compiled lists of parties that have filed objections to the settlement, including the National Writers Union (USA), the European Booksellers Federation, the German government, Amazon.com, the William Morris Endeavor Agency, the Australian Society of Authors, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, and Harold Bloom. Harold Bloom? The Yale literary scholar, who once claimed to read 1,000 pages an hour, may be the closest thing we have to Google Books in fleshly form. He’s part of a group of “putative plaintiff’s class members” whose lawyer has filed a motion to speak at the Oct. 7 fairness hearing on the settlement. Bloom’s fellow class members include an interesting assortment of heavy hitters, strongly weighted toward conservative politicians, commentators and writers, including Elliot Abrams, John Yoo, Richard Armey, Michael Ledeen, Norman Podhoretz, Midge Decter and Diane Ravitch. Meanwhile in an ideological galaxy far, far away, Arlo Guthrie and the heirs of John Steinbeck have also objected to the settlement. For Guthrie’s filing (which hinges more on reproduction of his sheet music and song lyrics than on his children’s book, “Mooses Come Walking”), click here.