B – Google & the Future of Books

Darnton R. Google & the Future of Books. The New York Review of Books. 2009,56(2) February 12


This article is a valuable piece of history of culture pointing out at the power of Google that is now changing the way people approach to information all over the world. It considers the role of libraries, publishers and new technologies facing copyright issues from different points of view.
Google will continue to make books in the public domain available for users to read, download, and print, free of charge, but can we talk of a new monopoly?