In posts to its corporate blog last week, Google officials, including CEO Eric Schmidt, insisted that the company's Google Print for Libraries scan plan is legal, and said the company was undeterred by a second lawsuit, filed on October 18 by the Association of American Publishers. David Drummond, general counsel and VP, corporate development, said that the scan plan is crucial to the company's missions. "We think you should be able to search through every word of every book ever written, and come away with a list of relevant books to buy or find at your local library," Drummond wrote. "But to do so we'll need to build and maintain an index containing all this information." Drummond recalled then-Motion Picture Association of America president Jack Valenti's infamous 1982 testimony that "the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston Strangler is to the woman home alone." In fact, the VCR, Drummond noted, has significantly increased the film industry's revenue. "The history of technology is replete with advances that first met wide opposition, later found wide acceptance, and finally were widely regarded as having been inevitable all along," Drummond wrote. "We expect Google Print will follow a similar storyline."