Breaking copyright laws and selling company trademarks to competitors. Now that’s not evil is it?
But it’s Google, so it must be OK. Seems the law doesn’t think so 😉
I understand the logic of full text searches of books, but I’m not totally sure I agree with Google being in control of this. If it’s going to happen I think it should be controlled by an independent body, not the next Microsoft. There’s an old proverb about putting all your eggs into one basket.
The Adwords thing is not entirely their fault, but they should have seen it coming. I’m sure if Microsoft bought the adword Oracle and plastered any google search with SQL Server ads Oracle wouldn’t be too pleased.
I’m a Google fan, but power corrupts and Google are mighty powerful these days.