April 17th, 2009 | Published in Google Public Policy
Last October, Google, the Authors Guild, and the Association of American Publishers announced a landmark settlement involving our Google Book Search project. The settlement is expansive and complicated, and understandably some people have raised questions about what it will mean for consumers, for books, and for competition.
For those in D.C. who are interested in learning about the settlement -- and hearing the answers to those questions -- I encourage you to check out a discussion next Tuesday hosted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation:
Copyright, Content and Class Action Lawsuits:
A Debate on the Google Book Search Settlement
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Place: The Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building,
Room LJ 162, Washington, DC
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Dan Clancy, our chief engineer responsible for Google Book Search, will talk about how the settlement works and how it will help expand readers' access to millions of books. Hope to see you there.
UPDATE (4/22): Check out video of the event below.