A printout, corrected in green ink, of Google's scan, partly obscured by the hand of Google's scanning technician, of an essay by Immanuel Kant on the injustice of counterfeiting books

“Terms of Infringement,” my review of Adrian Johns’s new history Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates, appears in this weekend’s issue of The National (Abu Dhabi).

In the opening paragraph of my review, I refer to an essay by Immanuel Kant. Its title is “Of the Injustice of Counterfeiting Books,” and in Google Books, you can see a Google technician’s hand obscuring the text of it at the bottom of page 234. Above: My scan of a print-out, corrected by me in green ink, of Kant’s essay as scanned by Google, along the scanning technician’s hand.

2 thoughts on “Copywrongs”

  1. Not really, alas. I scanned just that part of the page, and though I made a few attempts, none of them were at a larger size or higher resolution. Sorry! Here's a URL to the image itself:

    And here's the original scan, sideways and without color correction (the ink was green in real life):

    You're welcome to copy both and use elsewhere, as far as I'm concerned.

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