Angela Merkel not amused about Google books plans

Ahead of the opening of the Frankfurt bookfair Angela Merkel has made it clear that she feels strongly about protecting copyright online. She believes in the persistence of the paper book and feels an international discussion is needed that allows new technologies to be used while protecting the copyright of authors.  She also adressed the position of China as the guest of honour and mentions the importance of freedom of speech. For those who speak German, here is the podcast

“German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday criticized the efforts of Google Inc to build a massive digital library, saying the Internet should not be exempt from copyright laws.”

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