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Google calls book scanning "transformative" in latest push for fair use ruling

Google calls book scanning "transformative" in latest push for fair use ruling | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Google and the Authors Guild are back at it in their long-running copyright fight. New court filings suggest the case will turn on whether or not Google’s book scanning was “transformative.”
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Google results will now show 3 in-depth articles

Google results will now show 3 in-depth articles | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Google is unveiling a new feature that will display three in-depth articles — the tool is intended to surface authoritative pieces on subjects like pollutions or celebrity profiles.
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Graph Search - coming to a Facebook near you

Graph Search - coming to a Facebook near you | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Facebook's new feature, Graph Search, is imminent - but is sure to be accompanied by privacy concerns.
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Unreported Side Effects of Drugs Are Found Using Internet Search Data, Study Finds

Unreported Side Effects of Drugs Are Found Using Internet Search Data, Study Finds | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Scientists have detected evidence of unreported prescription drug side effects before they were found by the Food and Drug Administration’s warning system.
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In settlement with French publishers, Google promises $82 million fund and advertising help

In settlement with French publishers, Google promises $82 million fund and advertising help | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Google has come to an agreement with the French publishers who wanted it to pay them for linking to their news content. Google agreed to create a €60 million “Digital Publishing Innovation Fund” and will also help the publishers with ad strategy.
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Brazil's papers without Google News

Brazil's papers without Google News | The daily digest | Scoop.it
For the past year, most Brazilian newspapers have not been seen on Google News. Publishers followed a recommendation of their press association to boycott the digital news service.
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How Google Could Really Help To Reward Original Image Authors Online

How Google Could Really Help To Reward Original Image Authors Online | The daily digest | Scoop.it
The battle for fair use is unfair to anyone who plays by the old rules and tries to share with the artists because human creatives can’t compete with the automated services that aren’t sharing with the artists.

Via Robin Good, Roy Brown
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Asil's curator insight, August 18, 2013 3:43 PM

I love the idea of fair-use algorithms, programmed to respect the meta-data tags of uploaded content. 

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Google will sell and rent digital textbooks starting in August

Google will sell and rent digital textbooks starting in August | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Google will start selling and renting digital textbooks through the Play store next month, in a move that could help it compete against Amazon’s Kindle textbook business.
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Google Keep productivity app arrives to compete with Evernote

Google Keep productivity app arrives to compete with Evernote | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Google Keep arrives after the fall of Google Reader. Featured as a new productivity app, with the ability to create notes and audio recordings.
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How Google Glass could revolutionize medicine

How Google Glass could revolutionize medicine | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Google Glass has the chance to revolutionize medicine due to many different features that may be beneficial to different medical practices.
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