Bezos: We’ve got issues with Google Book Search
(Just like the rest of us, dear!)
“There are many forces of work looking at that and saying it doesn’t seem right that you should do something, kind of get a prize for violating a large series of copyrights,” Bezos said.
Bezos was speaking at the conference, which had the subtitle “Disruptive by Design,” to talk about Amazon’s legacy of shaking up the retail industry and now potentially the publishing industry with its Kindle e-reader device. Most of his talk was focused on the sort of business advice that one might expect a tech company to provide to a room full of big-business and old-media types (“be stubborn on the big things and very flexible on the details,” “you have to be willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time”), but he did get a few minutes to talk about how he thinks the Kindle is changing things.