Subject: Re: So... Re: offering pre-purchases
From: "Michael R. Bernstein" <michael@fandomhome.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 20:53:42 -0700
Mon, 22 Oct 2007 20:53:42 -0700
On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 17:29 -0700, Don Marti wrote:
> -- basically any technical advance that would
> materially change the ratios of energy, labor, and
> capital in the budget of a startup that the VC is
> interested in. 

Identifying the public-domain status of a work, with x% false-negatives
and y% false-positives, *without* already having the publication
metadata.

As an example, there is a category of ~250k results in Google Book
Search that are consistently mislabeled as being under copyright (and
therefore are not available for full viewing).

- Michael


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