"Private opinion creates public opinion. That is why private opinion, and private behavior, and private conversation are so terrifyingly important." – Jan Struther, English poet (1901-1953).
There is a lot of noise and debate about the proposed Google Book Settlement. On one side we have Google, with the Author’s Guild and American Association of Publishers.
Part of my problem with it lies in the fact that the agreement is deeply convoluted (read the 350 pages for yourself), and in the long term benefits only Google.
The other part of my problem with it is the fact that they tried to accomplish this by using the federal court system, which is an intentional attempt to bypass the Congress of the United States; the only governing body that has the right to change or amend the laws of the country.
I encourage the courts and congress to say NO as well.