Monday, April 26, 2010

Frederik Pohl should stop clowning around, resign from disgraced Authors Guild

The prospect that U.S. District Court Judge Denny Chin’s confirmation by the Senate for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit could further delay the long-awaited ruling on the legality of the proposed revised Google Book Settlement (GBS 2.0) presents science fiction author and SFWA Grand Master Frederik Pohl with an excellent opportunity to stop clowning around like some disgruntled supporter of left-wing lunatic Howard Dean and resign as Midwest Area Representative to the disgraced Authors Guild.

In the event that Pohl is not aware, the high-brow New York City-based Authors Guild is considered to be the Goldman Sachs of the literary world, accused of conspiring with its publishing allies to sell, without legal authorization, the copyrighted works of tens of thousands of non-Guild members to Google for $125 million.

Pohl should follow the courageous lead of fellow author and SFWA Grand Master Ursula K. Le Guin and publicly resign from the disgraced Authors Guild. Otherwise, he is simply helping billion-dollar corporations mine the literary oort of working class writers.

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