They saw something that didn’t belong to them and took it.
Google vs. Authors

Really? No one else can have it, it’s gone? Did they take book sales from you, by offering tiny snippets or making your book searchable and then offering it for sale from digital channels you or your agent had already approved?

They “took” your book in the same way that I’ve “taken” every book I quote a passage from and then recommend to a friend.

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