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    It’s not so much an issue of “the individual author vs. the corporation” no matter how loudly Le Guin proclaims it. It’s more an issue of a 20th century print-based business model vs a 21st century digital model.

    Like the newspaper industry, many in the authoring business have yet to fully grasp the way the internet has changed the world, and how people now consume content. They see Google as the evil avatar of copyright violations and online ‘theft’ – the very use of the word ‘theft’ in an online context shows how out of touch these people are.