Google Book Forum: Is Kessinger Publishing for real?
I had a number of 1800s needlework books in my library. Suddenly some of them are not Full View any more. They are listed as “Legacy Reprint Series” by Kessinger Publishing.
When I search for
“Legacy Reprint Series” inpublisher:Kessinger inpublisher:Publishing
it brings up 97,300 results. Is this for real? Are they some kind of Print on Demand house? And can they really take public domain books away like this, as fast as Google can scan them and put them up?
Ninety-seven thousand three hundred books they have in their little publishing house?
And the bottom line of these parasites is this:
So basically, Kessinger is taking books Google has invested the time and money to digitize, filing for an ISBN number, and taking it out of public domain.
Where is the Court to stop this looting of our cultural heritage?
Would there be an uproar if Google claimed Copyright after scanning all of these?
Previously at The iPad Test: