Monday, June 22, 2009

Audio recordings/podcasts on the Google Book Search Settlement

If you are interested in the Google Book Search Settlement, then you may be interested in this two items.

First, the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) did a webinar on April 14, 2009 entitled "The Authors Guild, AAP, Google Settlement: What Authors & Publishers Need to Know as May 5th Approaches". This one-hour webinar is available for anyone to listen to (playback) for free.

By the way, since then, the opt-out deadline for authors and the fairness hearing have been delayed to September 4, 2009 and October 7, 2009 respectively.

Second, the CCC in its blog, Beyond the Book, did a 30-minute audio interview with Michael Healy on "Authors Guild, AAP, Google Settlement". Healy is currently executive director of the non-profit Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and is expected to become the executive director of the Book Rights Registry (BRR). This June 18th interview, he discusses the positives of the settlement on libraries and authors, and the new environment that this settlement is creating.

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