Google's Book Scanning Has Authors On Edge



University of California law professor Pamela Samuelson says the Authors Guild doesn't represent the interests of academic authors, either. Samuelson doesn't want money for her work — she just wants people to see it.

"[The Authors Guild doesn't] share the academic values that I think would lead people like me to prefer and want to maximize public access rather than maximize revenues," she says.

Though Google says authors can opt out of making people pay to see their work, Samuelson remains skeptical because some of the fine print in the agreement could be construed differently.