Jennifer Martinez has a new post reporting that Google is requiring copyright violators to watch a video on copyright before they are allowed to upload to YouTube again.
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Robert Darnton has published a new post summarizing why the Google Book Settlement has failed so far. From the article:
The cumulative effect of these objections, elaborated in 500 memoranda filed with the court and endorsed in large part by Judge Chin’s decision, could give the impression that the settlement, even in its amended version, is so flawed that it deserves to be pronounced dead and buried. Yet it has many positive features.
James Grimmelman has a new post about the recent ruling against the Google Book Settlement. From the post:
The next judicial step will be a status conference on April 25 at 4:30 PM. That leaves a month for all concerned to figure out their plans for what happens as the case goes forward.
The Open Book Alliance has a new post outlining an EU investigation into the Google Book Settlement. From the post:
The Commission will investigate whether Google has abused a dominant market position in online search by allegedly lowering the ranking of unpaid search results of competing services which are specialized in providing users with specific online content such as price comparisons (so-called vertical search services)…
Timothy Vollmer has a new post announcing Creative Commons involvement with Google’s Policy Fellowship. From the post:
The 2011 Google Policy Fellow will receive a substantial grant to work at Creative Commons’ San Francisco office.
Google and Metaweb plan to maintain Freebase as a free and open database for the world. Better yet, we plan to contribute to and further develop Freebase and would be delighted if other web companies use and contribute to the data.
The AFP is reporting that Google is planning to scan part of Austria’s national library. From the post:
Under the deal, Google will cover the costs of digitising the collection — set at around 50 to 100 euros (60 to 120 dollars) per book — a sum the library says it was unable to raise without external funding.
Clint Boulton is reporting that the Google Book settlement has raised concerns from professional photography associations. From the post:
ASMP, the Graphic Artists Guild, the Picture Archive Council of America, the North American Nature Photography Association, the Professional Photographers of America and others allege that Google has scanned millions of books and other publications containing copyrighted images and displayed them to the public without the express permission of the visual creators.
Marc Perry is reporting that Google is offering grants to humanities scholars for assistance in digitizing works. From the article:
The effort seems largely focused on building tools to comb and improve Google’s digital library, whose book-search metadata—dates and other search-assisting information—one academic researcher calls a “train wreck.”
Xie Yu has posted a story on a dispute between Chinese authors and Google Book over unauthorized scanning of their work. From the post:
Zhang Hongbo, deputy director of the China Written Works Copyright Society, which is responsible for formal negotiations with Google, told China Daily the association had tried to contact Google Books but failed to get any response.