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The Cody Blog: The Cody News (August 15, 2005)

Monday, August 15, 2005

The Cody News (August 15, 2005)

Google's digital library suspended
People's Daily Online - 1 hour ago
The Google Print Library Project came to a halt on Aug. 12, American Eastern Time, amid charges of copyright violations. Started in last December, the project means to spend ten years in scanning more than ...
All content -- anything that can be digitized, which means anything ever recorded in any way, shape, or form -- is now subject to piracy and copyright issues galore. Talk about opening a can of worms -- Google's shaking things up. But they're wrong for shifting the responsibility to the copyright holder and from the copyright infringer (Google itself in this case).

Peter Jennings' death is reason to quit smoking
Houston Chronicle - 7 hours ago
Peter Jennings' death of lung cancer has startled a number of Americans smokers. Some already have quit the habit. Others are thinking about it. "It freaked me out," said Michele Ross, 39, of Chatsworth, Calif ...
And so are the millions upon millions of other people who died because they ignored the huge risks of smoking cigarettes. Get over it. Quit smoking already.

Washington Post
Rally targets `arrogant' judiciary
Chicago Tribune - 2 hours ago
NASHVILLE -- A group of conservative Christian speakers took aim Sunday at the power and decisions of the nation's judges, and especially the Supreme Court, using a "Justice Sunday II" telecast to denounce what House Majority Leader Tom DeLay called ...
Oh, gimme a break. I'm glad Dobson's trying to get people talking and thinking about the concept of a Supreme Court and all that -- but as one speaker put it "
The court is trying to "take the hearts and souls of our culture." Uh, sure. Right. Yeah, those nefarious judges!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of the Googster, but I agree with you. Quite the hornet's nest to be jumping into.

Still, along with video, they will be the new media king in the years to come.

8/16/2005 09:06:00 PM  

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