May 24, 2022

Upcoming Conference in NYC: In Re Books (Law and the Future of Books)

Law Professor, noted Google Book Search legal expert, and proprietor of The Laboratorium blog, James Grimmelmann, shared details with us about an upcoming conference taking place in New York City at the end of October.

The “In Re Books” conference is scheduled to take place at the New York Law School on October 26th and 27th.

Here’s How Professor Grimmelmann Describes the Event:

It will feature a wide-ranging conversation among authors, publishers, librarians, readers, and scholars about how law inflects all aspects of the creation, distribution, and consumption of books—and how these laws should change as the digital transition upends publishing. There will be panels devoted to electronic rights, the publishing industry, the future of libraries, readers’ rights, orphan books and mass digitization, and the long view on the history and future of books.

The list of panels and speakers is very impressive.

One panel titled, “In re Libraries” includes the following panelists:

  • Jonathan Band, Policy Bandwidth
  • Caleb Crain, Author
  • Doron Weber, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Jessamyn West,

Complete Program and Registration Info

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