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Google Vs. AAP, AG At NYPL SRO

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When Google faces off against foes of its Print project at the New York Public Library tonight, it will be in front of an audience in a sold-out venue.

Brad Hill pointed out that tonight’s “The Battle Over Books” has been sold out. However, a webcast of the festivities will be available online.

The fun starts at 7 PM ET. Google has its general counsel and VP of corporate development, David Drummond, attending, while Authors Guild president Nick Taylor and Allan Adler, Vice President for Legal Governmental Affairs at the Association of American Publishers, will represent the plaintiffs, um, authors and publishers, respectively.

Event sponsor Wired’s Chris Anderson will be in the middle of the event, where the two sides will debate whether Google is either going to enhance the lives of people globally by opening up thousands of closed books to its search engine, or if Google is committing copyright infringement on a massive scale.

One viewpoint we’re looking forward to reading after the event will be that of Lawrence Lessig, also attending the debate. Lessig is the founder of Creative Commons, a nonprofit organization that provides flexible copyright licenses for creative works.

David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business. Email him here.

Google Vs. AAP, AG At NYPL SRO
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