November 17: Battle over Books

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.”

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  1. […] Wired played host to The Battle Over Books, an intellectual debate between authors & publishers versus the proponents of the Google Print Library Project. Lots of A-list personalities in the business were down for this spectacle at the New York Public Library on Nov. 17th, 2005. My professor also attended the event since he’s moved to NYC. […]

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