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Re: [BKARTS] New York Law School to Launch Google Book Search Web Site



Well, the fact that this is being funded by Microsoft (Google is their major
enemy) should cause immediate caution and concern about its fairness and
ability to be objective.

Regards,

John MacKrell
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See finishing stoves for sale at www.johnmackrell.com




> From: The Prints & The Paper <theprintsandthepaper@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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> Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 23:42:45 -0700
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> Subject: [BKARTS] New York Law School to Launch Google Book Search Web Site
> 
> Any of you who have concerns about the Google Book controversy might find
> this interesting.
> Regards, Lee
> Lee Kirk
> Cats are composed of Matter, Anti-Matter, and It Doesn't Matter
> http://www.kirksbooks.com
> 
> 
> http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6656797.html?nid=2286&source=link&;
> rid=
> New York Law School to Launch Google Book Search Web Site
> 
> 
> By Andrew Albanese -- Publishers Weekly, 5/6/2009 2:39:00 PM
> 
> The New York Law School is launching a Web site dedicated to the
> Google Book Search settlement that will include discussion forums, a
> comprehensive archive of settlement documents and related commentary,
> and a tool for users to insert their own analyses and commentary on
> individual paragraphs of the proposed settlement. The project, dubbed
> "the Public Index," is part of the Public Interest Book Search
> Initiative overseen by NYLS professor James Grimmelmann, an expert
> who has
> <http://works.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1022&context=james_gri
> mmelmann>written
> extensively about the deal. The effort will be staffed by NYLS
> students and is being underwritten with a grant from Google
> competitor Microsoft.
> 
> A major part of the project's goal is to solicit and display broad
> input on the deal directly from the public. Public interest thus far
> has been channeled through various groups, including the library
> community, who earlier this week filed comments on the deal, penned
> by another expert, Washington-based attorney Jonathan Band, author of
> <http://www.arl.org/bm%7Edoc/google-settlement-13nov08.pdf>A Guide
> for the Perplexed: Libraries and the Google Library Project Settlement.
> 
> Grimmelmann said the Public Index will respond to "the enormous
> public interest in the lawsuit," offering both authoritative
> information and analysis as well as "a forum for the public to make
> their own voices heard." That effort will include "open source amicus
> brief," a wiki that will give users the opportunity to "edit and
> discuss" a draft of the NYLS's comments on the deal, to be submitted
> to the court by September 4.
> 
> In addition, the law school will host a conference on "the law and
> policy of book scanning," from Thursday, October 8, to Saturday,
> October 10, 2009. The conference will coincide with the rescheduled
> fairness hearing in the Google Book Search case, now set for
> Wednesday, October 7, in New York City. The conference will feature a
> range of speakers who will discuss the public policy issues raised by
> the proposed settlement and its long-term implications for publishing
> and for copyright law, including "a series of tutorial sessions that
> will explain the provisions of the proposed settlement and their
> associated legal issues in detail." The New York Law School Law
> Review will also publish a volume of essays from the panelists at the
> conference.
> 
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