Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, May 25, 2011
HP Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B01

Why the Google Book Settlement Failed--and What's Next?

Pamela Samuelson
Berkeley Law School
About the talk:

More than a year after the hearing about the "fairness" of the Google Book Search Settlement fairness, Judge Chin ruled that the settlement was not fair and could not be approved. This talk will explain why the failure of this settlement was inevitable and what objections to the settlement persuaded Judge Chin. It will also discuss the options available now that the settlement has failed, and why some of these options are more likely and/or desirable than others.


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About the speaker:

Pamela Samuelson is the Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. She has written and spoken at length about the Google Book settlement as well as about other challenges that advances in technology pose for law, especially intellectual property law. She is on the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Electronic Privacy Information Center. She has been a Contributing Editor to the Communications of the ACM since 1990 and is an ACM Fellow.

Contact information:

Pamela Samuelson
Berkeley Law School
UC Berkeley
Berkeley CA 94720-7200