holy freaking CRAP! good news about public domain futures

This is great news, says Ryan [and me]. Though come on, how secret is it if it’s in the Times?

Google has embarked on an ambitious secret effort known as Project Ocean, according to a person involved with the operation. With the cooperation of Stanford University, the company now plans to digitize the entire collection of the vast Stanford Library published before 1923, which is no longer limited by copyright restrictions.