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Law in the Information Age Lecture 2010 - "Is the Google Book Settlement the Copyright Reform We Need?" - Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law UC Berkeley School of Law

When Oct 14, 2010
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where UC Davis School of Law Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom (Room 1001)
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Is the Google Book Settlement the Copyright Reform We Need?

Pamela Samuelson
Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law UC Berkeley School of Law

October 14, 2010, 4:00 - 6:00p.m.

UC Davis School of Law Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom (Room 1001)

There are numerous respects in which copyright law needs to be reformed. The Google Book settlement will, if approved, accomplish some significant copyright reforms, including allowing orphan books to be made available, clarifying ownership rights as between authors and publishers as to e-books, extending library and archival privileges beyond what current law allows, and providing for a low-cost way to arbitrate copyright disputes. But is this the copyright reform we need? And are the social benefits the settlement may bring about worth the costs it may impose?

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