Google Books Settlement Workshop
Jan 20 2010

on behalf of ISOC-NY
with thanks to UAW

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On Jan 20, the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) , the National Writers Union (NWU), and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and the Internet Society's New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) jointly sponsored a workshop to discuss the implications for writers of the proposed Google Books Settlement (GBS), which is the result of a class action brought by the Authors Guild. There is some urgency, as writers only have until Jan 28 2010 to opt out or object. The above organizations all oppose the settlement.

With NWU President Larry Goldbetter moderating, the panel was

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Educators, librarians, and other interested parties can obtain a free DVD of this talk by emailing dvd@isoc-ny.org - ask for DVD1704.

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date posted: 1/26/10

  • Writers Union press release.
  • Audio from the San Francisco Workshop 2 days later.
  • Ed Hasbrouck opening remarks.
  • Authors Guild Google Settlement Resources Page
  • Pamela Samuelson paper: Google Book Search and the Future of Books in Cyberspace
  • NY Times U.S. Inquiry Is Confirmed Into Google Books Deal (July 2, 2009 )
  • Ursula K. Le Guin's letter of resignation from the Writers Guild.
  • Larry Lessig For the Love of Culture (1/26/10)
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