I AM a published author and a journalist, so therefore not earning very much money, at all. But I have to say Google Books has really taken the proverbial biscuit this time round.
About 35-40 years ago, I spent an immense amount of time researching into the mysteries of Tripurasundari – s0me of my results are on shivashakti.com – a site that Time Magazine thought was equivalent to the Vatican! This is my ebook that Google has ripped.
I must say that I have never made a pice out of this stuff – my motives were and are to give information for free so people can wake up.
But the surpassing Google has astounded me. It has, more or less, published the entire e-book of the Mysteries of the Red Goddess, including original artwork, without even asking me.
The day Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google, apologises for this gaffe is probably in another aeon. Does Google really think that poor authors, academics and others will take this shit forever? I am thinking legal action. Yeah, Google is a giant and I am a pictish soul, but Google, watch out for your bollocks! I have sharp teeth. ♣
And this is what I got from Go Ogle:
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