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Friday, August 7, 2009

A Tale of the Google Book Settlement and the Public Interest: Conclusions On The Competitive Elements

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol


“A Tale of the Google Book Settlement and the Public Interest:
Conclusions On The Competitive Elements”

Tuesday, August 11, 2009
12:00 – 2:00 pm
The National Press Club, Washington, D.C.



A debate is brewing over the competitive implications of Google’s book search settlement deal with book publishers and authors. Some believe the deal has the potential to revolutionize access to information online by expanding access to vast volumes of books, while others are concerned about potential effects on competition.

CCIA has assembled a group of leading experts for a discussion of these key competitive elements. David Balto will present and discuss a paper, recently released by the American Constitution Society, entitled “The Earth is Not Flat: The Public Interest and the Google Book Search Settlement: A Reply to Grimmelmann.” Professor James Grimmelman, author of “The Google Book Search Settlement: Ends, Means, and the Future of Books” and “The Google Book Search Settlement: Questions Remain,” will join a respondents panel to offer his review of Balto’s arguments and the merits of the deal.

12:00 PM        Registration and Boxed Lunch

12:10 PM        Presentation


David Balto, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


12:40 PM        Panel Discussion


Ed Black, President and CEO, CCIA (moderator)

David Balto, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Professor James Grimmelmann, Associate Professor, New York Law School

Jonathan Band, Counsel, Library Copyright Alliance    

2:00 PM        Adjournment

 

Space is limited. Please send questions or RSVPs to Danielle Yates at dyates@ccianet.org or 202-783-0070. Register at http://www.ccianet.org.

About CCIA: CCIA is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to innovation and enhancing society's access to information and communications. CCIA promotes open markets, open systems, open networks and full, fair and open competition in the computer, telecommunications and Internet industries.

Boxed lunch will be served. This is a widely attended event, in compliance with congressional ethics rules.

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