The Google Book Search Project and Canada: Cross-Border Legal Perspectives

Centre for Innovation Law and Policy, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law is presenting a one-day conference on The Google Book Search Project and Canada: Cross-Border Legal Perspectives. This all day event will take place on May 28, 2010 at the Bennett Lecture Hall, Flavelle House, 78 Queen`s Park and will "consider possible Canadian solutions for the copyright challenges presented by the mass digitization and reuse of works".

"The Google Book Project in general, and the proposed settlement reached by Google and the plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed against it in particular, have already generated a great deal of controversy. Most of the debate, however, has focused on US law and policy, whereas very little attention has been given to the implications of the settlement for Canadian readers and authors. This one-day conference will begin filling this gap and explore the implications of the Google Book Settlement for Canada".

The conference is free but requires registration and will be available as a live webcast, hopefully recorded and available to watch after the event.

(via Scott McLaren)