28 October 2003

Sometimes it pays to be an aggressive plaintiff's-side lawyer. As of this morning, Amazon.com's "search inside the book" feature appears to be (at least temporarily) disabled. One gets the following message when actually entering text to search:

Looking for something?
We're sorry. The Web address you entered is not a functioning page on our site

Maybe that DMCA letter with suggestions as to their whole program did some good—the Authors' Guild's previous announcements didn't seem to get much of a result.