Wired.com's Google Books FAQ Is Incomplete
The piece is witty and readable and basically accurate, except for one incomplete answer:
The correct answer is, "Orphan works are front and center, but there are numerous other issues from both author's rights and public interest perspectives. The settlement is a bad deal for authors who have been infringed by Google. Also, the impossibly dense and global model for Google's future practices, including an illegal license-by-default mechanism, is effectively a compulsory license that has no place in private litigation. Resolution of bedrock copyright policy problems affecting everyone are properly the province of Congress, or at the very least of industry-wide negotiations involving all the stakeholders."