I think this post from Legalgeekery will give book publishers a heart attack (including mine), but it shows that if Google hadn't started this, they would have lost the whole market. Dig down into the comments for the do it yourself scanners.
There is a certain logic to the student's analysis, but he admits that as a 1L his mind is completely unburdened by any study of copyright's subject matter.
You can see what immense cost and labor a student has to go through to make his book electronically relevant, and how if publishers don't start delivering relevant products, they will have the same problems the music industry had.
How to Digitalize Your Textbooks
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Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Labels: copyright infringement, copyright law, fair use doctrine, law libraries, law students, legal textbooks
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