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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Scott Turow
Even for a team with a record of futility unmatched in professional baseball, this season has been one of the most dismal in Chicago Cubs history.
It took 20 years but the group Bruce Springsteen once praised as being almost as good as a lousy garage band is finally calling it quits.
A judge rejected a deal between Google and the book industry Tuesday that would have put millions of volumes online, citing anti-trust concerns while acknowledging the potential benefit of putting literature in front of the masses.
"I don't see anything out there that is encouraging," said Scott Turow, the novelist and lifelong Cubs fan. "I'm embittered, to be honest."
"Readers want access to these unavailable works, and authors need every market they can get," he said. "There has to be a way to make this happen. It's a top priority for the Authors Guild."