A new Beyond the Book podcast (#265) from the Copyright Clearance Center.
Here’s the Blurb From the BTB Web Page:
From the perspective of copyright, 2011 has been a year like so many others in the Digital Age. Suits and counter-suits over copyrighted text, music, film and video continue to fly in and out of court. The long-standing “Google Books” case is, for now, scheduled for trial in 2012, while the HathiTrust— a consortium of university libraries — has drawn a new lawsuit from authors for announcing plans to post online copyrighted texts that may or may not be “orphan works.”
A panel of IP experts and commentators offered their answers and insights into these compelling issues this morning at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Maria A. Pallante: The 12th Register of Copyrights and Director of the United States Copyright Office; Cecilia Kang: National technology reporter for the Washington Post; and Victor Perlman: General Counsel, American Society of Media Photographers spoke with CCC’s Chris Kenneally.
You can stream the podcast direct from the Beyond the Book web page. The podcast runs 77 minutes.
A conversation with:
- Presenting their views were James Grimmelmann of New York Law School
- Edward Rosenthal, whose firms represents the Authors Guild in their suit against the HathiTrust;
- Attorney Mary Rasenberger, who from 2002-2008 served in the Copyright Office and the Office of Strategic Initiatives of the Library of Congress, and as director for the National Digital Preservation Program; and
- Frederic Haber, general counsel, Copyright Clearance Center.