New Yorker article on Google

News: Ken Auletta has a must-read article about Google titled “The Search Party” in this month’s New Yorker. It has some mention of YouTube and Viacom’s lawsuit. One interesting quote is that CEO Eric Schmidt seems willing to test the scope of copyright on behalf of users:

In addition, Schmidt said, copyright “is not an absolute right,” and has to be balanced by “fair use.” When I asked whether Google wanted to push the envelope on privacy and copyright, he said, “That’s probably correct. If there’s a legal case, we’re going to favor the legal one that favors users.


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