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Friday, January 22, 2010

Google Book Settlement Conference

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HALF-DAY CONFERENCE ON THE AMENDED GOOGLE BOOK SETTLEMENT
THE CHALLENGE OF BUILDING A DIGITAL LIBRARY THAT BENEFITS ALL
Brussels, Friday, 12 February 2010

PROGRAMME
13:45 – 14:00 Registration and Coffee
14:00 – 14:10 Welcoming Remarks
Nicolas Petit, Lecturer, ULg, Co-director, IEJE
SESSION 1 – IMPLICATIONS OF THE GOOGLE BOOK SETTLEMENT – THE ACADEMIC PERSPECTIVE
CHAIR Nicolas Petit, Lecturer, ULg, Co-director, IEJE
14:10 – 14:30 The Google Book Settlement: Towards a True Digital Library or an Online
Billboard?
Alain Strowel, Professor, FUSL and ULg, Attorney
14:30 – 15:00 How to Fix the Google Book Settlement?
James Grimmelmann, Associate Professor of Law, New York Law School
15:00 – 15:30 How Fair is the Google Book Settlement?
Pamela Samuelson, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley
(videoconference)
15:30 – 16:00 Discussion
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
SESSION 2 – CONSEQUENCES OF THE GOOGLE BOOK SETTLEMENT IN EUROPE – THE STAKEHOLDERS’
PERSPECTIVE
CHAIR Alain Strowel, Professor, FUSL and ULg, attorney
16:30 – 16:45 The View of Google
Philippe Colombet, Head of Google Books France [TBC]
16:45 – 17:00 The View of the European Commission
Grazyna Piesiewicz-Stepniewska, European Commission, DG Information
Society
17:00 – 17:15 The View of the Libraries
Harald Mueller, Librarian, Max Planck Institute (Heidelberg), speaking for the
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
17:15 – 17:30 The View of the Publishers
Kurt Van Damme, Association of Flemish Publishers
17:30 – 17:45 The View from a Competition Lawyer
Ian Forrester, Partner, White & Case LLP
17:45 – 18:15 Roundtable Discussion and Conclusions by the Chair

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