Copyright Irony, Of Royalty Boards and Google Book Deals

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  1. “the assumption that the objective of market rates and the realization of broad public access are compatible is on the surface semi-plausible but facile”

    Matthew Sag puts it more bluntly in one of his YouTube presentations on the Google Book Settlement: citing section 4.1(a)(i), he says, “This of course makes no sense. These twin objectives, maximising revenue and maximising public access, can only be consistent up to to a point. At the end of the day, Google and the Registry have to choose one or the other as their primary objective.”

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4cOr7FRuLg&feature=channel)

  2. Deven says:

    Thanks Gillian. Matt is a friend but somehow we have not talked GBS. I hope to remedy that soon.