As of November 30, 2005, 57% of PEN Members do object to the Google Print Library Project, as it exists today, and 43% have no objections to it.

I'm with Charlotte Mandell who says, "I think once a book is published it becomes public property, and the more people can read it, the better." But I do think Google are becoming worryingly megalomaniacal, and I agree with John Battelle that the "worm [may have] turned" against a company that is becoming "'too powerful' and [whose] ambitions are 'too great'."

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