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How Google has ripped me off

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.Schmidt triggers

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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We have received your legal request. We receive many such complaints each day; your message is in our queue, and we’ll get to it as quickly as our workload permits.

Due to the large volume of requests that we experience, please note that we will only be able to provide you with a response if we determine your request may be a valid and actionable legal complaint, and we may respond with questions or requests for clarification.  For more information on Google’s Terms of Service, please visit http://www.google.com/accounts/TOS

We appreciate your patience as we investigate your request.

The Google Team

Now Google tells newspapers how to do biz

THE EVER-EGREGIOUS Google has been putting its oar into the newspaper business, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Yeah, while all around us newspapers fall – yeah unto the IT Examiner and The News – CEO Eric Schmidt has been advising suits from newspapers how to do their business better.

Schmidt, according to the Journal, told the Newspaper Association of America that publishers need to create a new format for online journalism.

That, Schmidt reckons, means creating personalised content readers want to read.

It’s readers that newspapers should always keep in mind, of course, and  experienced journalists will produce copy and headlines that catch the eye, and taste good too.

Unfortunately, too many publishers think of their journalists as data gatherers, which is why so many journalists are being laid off all around the world, in a bid to reduce costs.

Online journalism is like any other journalism, Mr Schmidt. The overheads are much smaller than those of print journalism, but readers want hard hitting stuff, not regurgitated pap and crap. The Journal article is here – you will need a subscription.  ♦