Digitizing Books

Moderated by Marvin Kalb, the panelists debated all sides of the topic, “Whose Work Is It, Anyway? The Google Print Project and… read more

Moderated by Marvin Kalb, the panelists debated all sides of the topic, “Whose Work Is It, Anyway? The Google Print Project and the Future of the Written Word.” They talked primarily about books being digitized and posted on the Internet, without any payments to writers. Google Print is scanning books under agreements with several major research libraries, and litigation on the issue is pending in the courts. This project was variously considered a program of corporate theft, a laudable act of cultural preservation, or a marketing opportunity for writers and publishers. After their presentations the panelists responded to audience members' questions. close

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  • Adler, Allan Vice President Association of American Publishers->Legal and Governmental Affairs
  • Aiken, Paul Executive Director Authors Guild
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 24, 2006
Last Aired:
Jan 1, 2007

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  • Nov 24, 2006 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 25, 2006 | 7:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 04, 2006 | 3:32am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 10, 2006 | 10:32am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 01, 2007 | 4:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
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