Thursday, February 02, 2006

Clueless Newspaper Owners?

Techdirt:Could Newspaper Owners Really Be This Clueless? It seems hard to believe that these newspapers are upset at being indexed by Google. William Rees Mogg has now written two articles in the Times attacking Google Book search for removing revenue from small publishing houses (of which he owns one). He doesn't get it either. (This is not what GBS is about at all, as numerous correspondents to the Times pointed out in response to WRM's first article and which Mr Book search at Google explained in a very courteous and succinct letter in response to the second. ) There is a lively debate in the comments to the Techdirt blog posting .