INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY | THURSDAY JANUARY 26
DAVID DRUMMOND, Vice President and General Counsel, Google
BREWSTER KAHLE, Digital Librarian, Internet Archive
BILL PETROCELLI, Co-owner, Book Passage
PAMELA SAMUELSON, Professor, Boalt School of Law, UC Berkeley;
Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology
DAVID HENRY STERRY, Author, Putting Your Passion into Print
MOIRA GUNN, Host, "Tech Nation," Public Radio - Moderator
SHOULD BOOKS BE FREE ONLINE? GOOGLE'S PLAN STIRS UP CONTROVERSY
Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could access every book from five world-class libraries for free online? Absolutely not, according to the writers and publishers who sued Google Print (since renamed Google Book Search) over plans to do just that. With accusations of copyright infringement butting up against advocates for free public dissemination of information, the battle lines have been drawn. Grab a ringside seat as our panel of experts clarifies the thorny issues in this a debate that will impact readers around the world.
5:45 p.m., Wine and cheese reception | 6:30 p.m., Program | Club office, 595 Market St., 2nd floor, San Francisco | $12 for Members, $18 for Non-members | Directions to The Club. Underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation.
Oh, and check out this one on DRM. Note: there are no public interest people on the panel -- just content and DRM vendors. I wouldn't expect a very balanced discussion