I’m headed to the New York Public Library this Thursday for the Battle Over Books panel:
“The Battle Over Books: Authors & Publishers Take on the Google Print Library Project” will feature a provocative discussion about the competing interests and issues raised by Google’s Print Library Project, hosted by LIVE from the NYPL and Wired Magazine. In addition to legal scholar Lawrence Lessig, the panel will feature representatives from Google, The New York Public Library, Wired Magazine, the Authors’ Guild, and the Association of American Publishers.
Google’s Print Library Project — an initiative to scan books from the collections of several major libraries–has raised questions about intellectual property rights, fair use, piracy, ownership, distribution, compensation, and control. This fall the Authors’ Guild and the Association of American Publishers filed lawsuits against Google, citing massive copyright infringement.
If you are going, drop me a line so we can say “hi.”