Friday, June 17, 2005

Article: Google Library Digitization Agreement With University Of Michigan Now Available

Danny Sullivan has a posting about the Google agreement with UM. The agreement covers all of the legal stuff -- who's responsible for what, etc. Danny said that he will post a summary of it. From a quick skimming, there seems to be nothing exciting but perhaps he's eagle-eyes will catch something that should not be missed.

Update (6/17/2005, 3:40 p.m.): Jessamyn at has begun to truly read the agreement and has posted some notes in her blog. One things she picked up on was that:
UM needs to find a way to restrict automated access or downloading of its content, or make its content available for commercial purposes. This is more restrictive than public domain.
Update (6/20/2005): See also Will Google Adhere to Library Privacy Policies?

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