2009


Feeling lucky? Enough to trust Google with UC's library holdings?

The Berkeleyan

http://www.berkeley.edu/news/berkeleyan/2009/09/10_google-books.shtml

Critics, among them Berkeley Law professor Pamela Samuelson, who moderated a panel on public access, have argued that the settlement amounts to granting Google a monopoly over digitization of the orphan books. Samuelson, director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology and founder of the Samuelson High Technology and Public Policy clinic at the law school, has written that the settlement would amount to "a privately negotiated compulsory license designed to monetize millions of orphan works" for the benefit of Google, plus some — but not all — authors and publishers.

9/10/2009