Copyright, Content and Class Action Lawsuits: A Debate on the Google Book Search Settlement

April 21, 2009
Video from the event.

When Google began its initiative in 2004 to digitize 15 million books within a decade from university and public libraries, the project was met with immediate resistance by some authors and publishers who objected to the decision to include books still protected under copyright. The Association of American Publishers and the Authors Guild of America sued Google for copyright infringement while Google defended its Google