walkman - 5:28 pm on Sep 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Google's bad days are just beginning, the world is wising up to them and the Kool-aid supplies are running low.
The Authors Guild, a U.S. advocacy group, is leading a copyright infringement lawsuit seeking seizure of 7 million books digitized by Google Inc. (GOOG) and stored at five colleges including the University of Michigan.
The writers, including the Australian Society of Authors and the Quebec Writers Union, sued yesterday in federal court in New York claiming the universities obtained unauthorized scans of the copyright-protected books.
Google: the new Microsoft?
"GOOG is acting more like MSFT of old," Eich said in a Hacker News discussion of the memo. "Innovating in the open and proposing early and often to standards bodies are fine. Delayed-open-washing and increasing piles of proprietary (open-source doesn't matter) single-vendor code, which implements features that are not ever proposed for standardization, are not."
How is this related to market share? If it wasn't, Google wouldn't invest so much in propaganda. Good press kept them until now.