March 22nd, 2011

Judge rules against Google Books settlement

I think this is a Really Good Thing, and the Judge agrees, saying that the settlement went way too far planning

"to implement a forward-looking business arrangement that would grant Google significant rights to exploit entire books, without permission of the copyright owners. Indeed, the ASA would give Google a significant advantage over competitors, rewarding it for engaging in wholesale copying of copyrighted works without permission, while releasing claims well beyond those presented in the case.”

"OPINION: In the end, I conclude that the ASA is not fair, adequate, and reasonable."

Read the whole thing:

justia Google Books category: (general)

Avi is Program Chair for ESS Fall

I'm happy to announce that I'm the new Program Chair for the Enterprise Search Summit Fall conference. It's really exciting to work on this!

I'll be posting a call for presentations soon, so please think about what you might want to talk about.

Enterprise Search Summit Fall 2011
November 1-3, in Washington DC, with KMWorld, Taxonomy Boot Camp, and SharePoint Summit

Any suggestions?