Pamela Samuelson – Google Book Settlement as Copyright Reform

March 11, 2010

Pamela Samuelson, Professor at Berkeley Law School and School of Information, came to the University of Michigan to discuss the Google Book Settlement and its implications for copyright reform. Professor Samuelson said that her talk “explains why certain dysfunctional aspects of U.S. copyright law contributed both to the Google Book Search project and to the settlement of the Authors Guild lawsuit, and why the proposed settlement would achieve some copyright reform, although at a cost that may not be worth paying.” See

An audio recording of this talk is available online from The University of Michigan Library through DeepBlue, along with Professor Samuelson’s presentation slides:

The audio file and the slides are available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

For more information on the Google Book Search Project and the University of Michigan see:

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