New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) December 6, 2010
The New York Law School Law Review has released a special symposium issue on the Google Books lawsuit and settlement, providing in-depth analysis of the proposed settlement by leading academic experts.
The Law Review issue contains seven articles written by speakers at the “D Is for Digitize” conference on the proposed Google Books settlement, held October 8 through 10, 2009 at the Law School. The conference was held to address the Authors Guild v. Google lawsuit, in which authors and publishers sued Google for copyright infringement for scanning millions of books from the collections of major libraries, and the proposed settlement. The articles discuss a wide range of topics related to the settlement, including domestic and international copyright law, antitrust, and the future of digital books and libraries. The issue provides the most comprehensive analysis written to date of the settlement, which is still awaiting a decision from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. To read the issue, visit the New York Law School Law Review.
“These essays provide invaluable insight into the Google Books settlement,” said Professor James Grimmelmann, who organized the D Is for Digitize conference and wrote the introduction to the issue. “We’re proud of the diversity of views they represent, the wide range of topics they cover, and the thoughtfulness of our contributors.”
New York Law School has been at the forefront of the discussion on the Google Books settlement since Professor Grimmelmann, an often-quoted expert on the Google Books issue, and his students created the Public Interest Book Search Initiative (PIBSI) in the spring of 2009. The initiative promotes public discussion about the law and policy of digitizing books. In summer 2009, PIBSI launched The Public Index, a Web site that features a comprehensive archive of settlement documents and related commentary. Next, the Law School organized “D Is for Digitize,” the leading conference on the Google Books settlement, which convened lawyers, academics, librarians, and others interested in the topic to discuss the significance of the settlement for the future of books. The conference was widely praised by attendees and in the media.
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