Everything about the Google Book Search project is larger than life, from Google's audacious plan to digitize every book ever published to the gigantic class action settlement now awaiting court approval. The groundbreaking proposed settlement in the Google Book Search case is so complex that controversy has outpaced conversation and questions have outnumbered answers.
We aim to help close these gaps.
D Is For Digitize gave this complex lawsuit the sustained attention it deserves. An interdisciplinary lineup of academics and practitioners examined the settlement through the lenses of copyright, civil procedure, antitrust, information policy, literary culture, and the publishing industry.
The conference was timed to coincide with the rescheduled fairness hearing in the Google Book Search case, which was held on Wednesday, October 7 in New York City, just five blocks from the Law School. The next few days after the hearing (October 8th - October 10th) provided a forum for addressing the numerous issues that have emerged and are most relevant to society at large.
The conference schedule and speaker list have been posted, and the conference archive will continue to be updated. For more information about the settlement, visit thepublicindex.org, our site to study and discuss the proposed Google Book Search settlement. There you can browse and annotate the proposed settlement, section-by-section.
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