Scholars Are Wary of Deal on Google's Book Search

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"This scarecrow of a suit has, in course of time, become so complicated that no man alive knows what it means."

That's the narrator of Charles Dickens's Bleak House, describing Jarndyce v. Jarndyce, the legal case that "drones on" — and on and on...

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