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  • Feb 17th, 2011 @ 3:50pm

    Re: Watson versus Google Books

    has someone nailed down the definition of "duplicating"?
    (is this a known quantity, legally?)

    If I read a book, have I "duplicated" it in my brain (chemically)? What if I have a great memory, and can type it out anytime I want to?

    I am now like google books,right? a tool that might assist in the infringement act?

    ... I don't see it. don't agree.

    Technically, isn't scanning a book the process of interpreting light into quantity of electricity? Is it "duplicating" to turn physical ink-on-paper into a virtual string-of-bits?

    Feel like I'm missing the point (and maybe some precedents), but can't think on it further than this.