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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 17 November 2005 The New York Public Library: Panel
NYC LOCAL: Thursday 17 November 2005 The New York Public Library: Panel on Efforts to Bring the Library to All
8 Nov 2005 21:35:31 -0500
This event costs either $15 or $10 to attend. See below for exact terms.
Likely tickets will go fast. Tickets go on sale 9 November 2005.
Jay Sulzberger <address@hidden>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.
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The New York Public Library
Co-presented with WIRED Magazine
THE BATTLE OVER BOOKS: Authors & Publishers Take on the Google Print Library
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Series Title: LIVE from the NYPL
Organizer: Public Programs
South Court Auditorium, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, 5th
Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788 (directions)
Battle over Books
Allan Adler, Association of American Publishers
Chris Anderson, Wired Magazine
David Drummond, Google
Paul LeClerc & David Ferriero, The New York Public Library
Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School
Nick Taylor, The Authors Guild
Last December, Google launched its Print Library Project to scan books
from the collections of several major libraries: Harvard, Michigan,
Stanford, Oxford, and the New York Public Library.
Google explained: "Our ultimate goal is to work with publishers and
libraries to create a comprehensive, searchable, virtual card catalog
of all books in all languages that helps users discover new books and
publishers find new readers."
Sounds like a win-win-win-win for readers, authors, publishers, and
libraries alike, right? But as we have seen with other media migrating
to the Internet, such a project raises a number of questions about
intellectual property rights, fair use, piracy, access, ownership,
distribution, compensation, and control. This fall, the Authors Guild
and the Association of American Publishers filed lawsuits against
Google, citing massive copyright infringement.
The NYPL and WIRED Magazine present a provocative discussion about the
competing interests and issues raised by the Google Print Library
Project, and whether a universal digital repository of our collective
knowledge is in our future.
Allan Adler is Vice President for Legal Governmental Affairs at the
Association of American Publishers (AAP), the national trade
organization which represents the US book and journal publishing
Chris Anderson is the WIRED Magazine's Editor-in-Chief and is the
author of the forthcoming book on his "Long Tail" theory. WIRED is the
recipient of the 2005 National Magazine Award for General Excellence
and Anderson was recently named Advertising Age's Editor of the Year.
David Drummond is Google's Vice President, Corporate Development and
works with Google's management team to evaluate and drive new
strategic business opportunities, including strategic alliances and
mergers and acquisitions. He also serves as Google's general counsel.
David Ferriero is the Andrew W. Mellon Director and Chief Executive of
the Research Libraries at the New York Public Library and is charged
with moving the four world-renowned Research Libraries into the 21st
Paul LeClerc has been President and Chief Executive Officer of The New
York Public Library for the past twelve years. He also serves as a
trustee of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Book
Foundation, and the American Academy of Rome. President Clinton named
him to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
Lawrence Lessig is a professor at Stanford Law School, the Founder and
Chairman of Creative Commons, and the author of Code, The Future of
Ideas, and Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity.
Nick Taylor is a best-selling author, the President of the Authors
Guild, and an advocate of copyright and fair contracts. In addition,
he is a director of the Authors Guild Foundation and a member of the
literary organization PEN.
Cost: $15 general admission and $10 library donors, seniors and
students with valid identification
Tickets go on sale November 9
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