August 27, 2009
D is for Digitize
I’m going to be on a panel at the D is for Digitize conference put on by James Grimmelman and New York Law School in October. It’s keyed to the Google Book Search settlement—which is far from settled:
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.
I’m going to study up on the settlement between now and then, and I’ll share as I go. First order of business is the under-publicized but super-interesting research corpus clause.
However, I should note that I was invited not on the basis of my legal scholarship… not for my media futurism… but because of a short story. Pretty cool!