Panel Discussion of Google Book Search


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This edition of the Podcast is the audio from a panel discussion held on November 29, 2005 at the John Marshall Law School on the issues surrounding Google Book Search (f/k/a Google Print).

Professor Doris Long moderated the discussion. The first panelist to speak was professor Leslie Reis, who addressed various business issues pertaining to the Google Book Search model. Todd Flaming, a practicing attorney and adjunct professor at John Marshall spoke next on the technology behind the project. I spoke next on the legal issues in the cases filed by the Authors Guild and the American Association of Publishers, focusing mainly on the fair use factors of copyright law. After me was professor David Sorkin, who compared the nature of indexing pages in Google Book Search with the process of indexing regular web pages. The final speaker was Tom Keefe, a reference librarian at the John Marshall Law School library, who gave a librarian’s perspective on how Google Book Search could affect the future of research.

Music courtesy of Blandy under a Creative Commons license.

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