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2009-08-21 12:38:18

A newly formed coalition of Microsoft, Yahoo and Amazon is attempting to rally against Google's digital book ambitions and ultimately persuade a federal judge to block or revise the company's efforts, The Associated Press reported. The Open Book Alliance is an attempt by the Internet Archive to stop Google's crusade to make digital copies of as many printed books as possible. With three of the world's best-known technology companies on board, the Open Book Alliance figures to make a dent in...

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2009-05-09 12:27:57

Across the U.S., a number of state attorneys general have begun taking a closer look at a proposed deal between Google Inc. and several author and publisher groups that would allow the Internet giant to digitize millions of books, a participant in the discussions told reporters on Friday. In an hour-long conference call on Tuesday, state legal authorities examined and discussed the deal in depth together, according to director of the Internet Archive, Peter Brantley. The U.S. Justice...

2008-11-11 12:00:17

StreamGuys, Inc., a streaming media and content delivery provider based in northern California, today announced that it is now hosting video streams for the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI), an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Texas film heritage. Popular collections include Texas House Speakers, The Texas Film Sampler and the films of itinerant film maker Melton Barker, all of which feature multiple videos dedicated to the preservation, study and...

2008-07-30 12:00:17

The U.S. space agency and Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library, have created a comprehensive Internet compilation of NASA images. Officials said the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's vast collection of photographs, historic film and video combines, for the first time, 21 major NASA imagery collections into a single, searchable online resource. The Web site is the first step in a five-year partnership that will add millions of images and thousands of hours of video...

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2008-07-24 13:55:00

NASA and Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library based in San Francisco, made available the most comprehensive compilation ever of NASA's vast collection of photographs, historic film and video Thursday. Located at http://www.nasaimages.org, the Internet site combines for the first time 21 major NASA imagery collections into a single, searchable online resource. The Web site launch is the first step in a five-year partnership that will add millions of images and thousands of hours of...

2008-06-17 15:00:20

By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Jun. 15--TechMan remembers when the Internet was emerging in the '90s and newspapers and magazines carried glowing articles about how all human knowledge would be available to everyone in searchable form. ("Yes, son, Dad was alive in a time called the '80s when there was no World Wide Web and we were forced to listen to music by bands named Flock of Seagulls.") Well, it didn't quite turn out that way, but some people carry on one of those utopian...

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2008-04-25 14:30:00

Courtney Mitchel, of the University of Michigan library's book-shelving department is among hundreds of librarians who spend hours of each day going through almost 600 pages of some of the world's oldest books.Their work is part of Google's Book Search, a project that plans to offer its users access to digital versions of 50 million to 100 million ancient texts."It's monotonous," 24-year-old Mitchel said."But it's still something that I'm learning about - how to interact with really old...

2006-08-09 01:05:00

By Eric Auchard SAN FRANCISCO -- The University of California has joined Google Inc.'s bid to scan the book collections of the world's great libraries, the organizations said on Tuesday, marking renewed momentum for a project nearly derailed by stiff resistance from publishers. The top Web search company said it will fund the scanning of "several million" of the 34 million titles in the University of California's libraries, as part of a year-and-a-half old project to make major library...

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2005-12-01 08:13:48

SAN FRANCISCO -- What a short, strange trip it was. After the Grateful Dead angered some of its biggest fans by asking a nonprofit Web site to halt the free downloading of its concert recordings, the psychedelic jam band changed its mind Wednesday. Internet Archive, a site that catalogues content on Web sites, reposted recordings of Grateful Dead concerts for download after the surviving members of the band decided to make them available again. Band spokesman Dennis McNally said the group was...

2005-10-03 06:30:00

By Eric Auchard SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. is set on Monday to unveil a consortium that aims to make books, audio and video more easily accessible online, while addressing publishers' objections about the dangers to copyright. The non-profit Internet Archive, libraries at the University of California and the University of Toronto and technology suppliers Hewlett-Packard Co. and Adobe Systems Inc. are among the founders of the group. The organization, known as the Open Content...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.