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Friday, January 23, 2009

Accessing Google-scanned books from outside the US

If you remember, Google Book Search tends to block access to users outside the US, even when they try to click through to books that are in the public domain in both the US and the user's country (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Klaus Graf has posted instructions on how non-US users can create a US proxy and regain access.

Comment.  Google:  Why does it have to be this difficult?