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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 17 November 2005 The New York Public Library: Panel

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Thursday 17 November 2005 The New York Public Library: Panel on Efforts to Bring the Library to All
Date: 8 Nov 2005 21:35:31 -0500

This event costs either $15 or $10 to attend.  See below for exact terms.
Likely tickets will go fast.  Tickets go on sale 9 November 2005.

Jay Sulzberger <>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.

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     The New York Public Library

  Co-presented with WIRED Magazine
  THE BATTLE OVER BOOKS: Authors & Publishers Take on the Google Print Library

     Thursday, November 17, 2005
     7:00 PM

     Series Title:  LIVE from the NYPL

     Organizer:  Public Programs

     South Court Auditorium, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, 5th
     Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788 (directions)

     WIRED magazine
     Battle over Books

     Allan Adler, Association of American Publishers
     Chris Anderson, Wired Magazine
     David Drummond, Google
     Paul LeClerc & David Ferriero, The New York Public Library
     Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School
     Nick Taylor, The Authors Guild
     Last December, Google launched its Print Library Project to scan books
     from the collections of several major libraries: Harvard, Michigan,
     Stanford, Oxford, and the New York Public Library.
     Google explained: "Our ultimate goal is to work with publishers and
     libraries to create a comprehensive, searchable, virtual card catalog
     of all books in all languages that helps users discover new books and
     publishers find new readers."
     Sounds like a win-win-win-win for readers, authors, publishers, and
     libraries alike, right? But as we have seen with other media migrating
     to the Internet, such a project raises a number of questions about
     intellectual property rights, fair use, piracy, access, ownership,
     distribution, compensation, and control. This fall, the Authors Guild
     and the Association of American Publishers filed lawsuits against
     Google, citing massive copyright infringement.
     The NYPL and WIRED Magazine present a provocative discussion about the
     competing interests and issues raised by the Google Print Library
     Project, and whether a universal digital repository of our collective
     knowledge is in our future.
     Allan Adler is Vice President for Legal Governmental Affairs at the
     Association of American Publishers (AAP), the national trade
     organization which represents the US book and journal publishing
     Chris Anderson is the WIRED Magazine's Editor-in-Chief and is the
     author of the forthcoming book on his "Long Tail" theory. WIRED is the
     recipient of the 2005 National Magazine Award for General Excellence
     and Anderson was recently named Advertising Age's Editor of the Year.
     David Drummond is Google's Vice President, Corporate Development and
     works with Google's management team to evaluate and drive new
     strategic business opportunities, including strategic alliances and
     mergers and acquisitions. He also serves as Google's general counsel.
     David Ferriero is the Andrew W. Mellon Director and Chief Executive of
     the Research Libraries at the New York Public Library and is charged
     with moving the four world-renowned Research Libraries into the 21st
     Paul LeClerc has been President and Chief Executive Officer of The New
     York Public Library for the past twelve years. He also serves as a
     trustee of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Book
     Foundation, and the American Academy of Rome. President Clinton named
     him to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
     Lawrence Lessig is a professor at Stanford Law School, the Founder and
     Chairman of Creative Commons, and the author of Code, The Future of
     Ideas, and Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity.
     Nick Taylor is a best-selling author, the President of the Authors
     Guild, and an advocate of copyright and fair contracts. In addition,
     he is a director of the Authors Guild Foundation and a member of the
     literary organization PEN.

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     Cost:  $15 general admission and $10 library donors, seniors and
     students with valid identification
     Tickets go on sale November 9

     Program Information:
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