Spring 2011, Volume 6 Number 2

In this issue:

The ongoing saga of the Google book settlement has all the earmarks of a classic: On one hand is its lofty goal of preventing a repetition of the burning of the Library of Alexander and preserving written content; on the other is the issue of unprotected, defenseless orphans. Practically, however, this is a rich case dealing with serious issues: copyright protections in a digital world, privacy, international conflicts, monopolies, forward-looking class certifications, court v. legislative decision-making. Our authors tackle these and others from a variety of perspectives. And, for a postscript, we keep the UPP debate going, with a hard look at practicality.

Google Books: Now What's Next?
  1. Timothy Brennan, Jun 22, 2011

    Revise or Start Anew? Pondering the Google Books Rejection

    Why the objectors to Google in the settlement need not be on the side of competition. (Tim Brennan, UMBC)

  2. Isabel Davies, Holly Strube, Jun 22, 2011

    Online Distribution of Copyright Works: Judge Chin Rejects Google Books Settlement

    Multinational co-operation will not be easily achieved, but this process must begin without delay. Isabel Davies & Holly Strube (Boyes Turner)

  3. Gina Durham, Debbie Rosenbaum, Jun 22, 2011

    The Google Book Settlement & the Uncertain Future of Copyright

    The rejection of the Amended Settlement for the Google Book Project underscores the frustrated dichotomy between old laws and new media. Gina Durham & Debbie Rosenbaum (DLA Piper)

  4. Ian Forrester, Jun 22, 2011

    Google Books: Game and Set to the Sceptics; the Match Continues

    The judgment is interesting, easy to read, rich in the voices of ordinary people, and very severe. Ian Forrester (White & Case)

  5. Mark Giangrande, Jun 22, 2011

    The Rejection of the Amended Google Book Settlement Agreement: A Librarian’s Perspective

    The point that often seems secondary, the actual content of the scanned books, is, from a librarian’s perspective, very important. Mark Giangrande (De Paul Univ.)

  6. Randal Picker, Jun 22, 2011

    After Google Book Search: Rebooting the Digital Library

    We should want the ecosystem containing digital libraries to be rich and teeming. Randal Picker (Univ. of Chicago)

UPP: A Comeback
  1. Malcolm Coate, Jun 22, 2011

    Practical Considerations for UPP Analysis

    The recent CPI issue on UPP left practical considerations affecting the applicability of the methodology not fully addressed. Malcolm Coate (FTC)


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James Killick, White & Case

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Ioannis Lianos, University College London

Elisa Mariscal, Federal Competition Commission, Mexico

Robert O'Donoghue, Brick Court Chambers

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Nicolas Petit, University of Lìege

William Rooney, Willkie, Farr, & Gallagher

Daniel Sokol, University of Florida Levin School of Law

Joshua Wright, George Mason Law School

Elisa Mariscal, Federal Competition Commission, Mexico

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