Saturday, December 03, 2011

Does Google Books Offer Too Much Intellectual Property?

Click here to read huge chunks of Dr. Glaeser's Triumph of the City for free.  Click here to read huge chunks of my Climatopolis for free (chapters 1,3,6 and 7).  I'm hoping that my friends at Google can explain how this is legal?  Could the publishers of these books really agree to this deal?  I like the idea that everyone on the web can read 40% of my book for free but can that be a $ maker for the publishers?