Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A universal digital library is within reach - Los Angeles Times Op-Ed

A universal digital library is within reach 

Copyright law poses considerable challenges, but any barriers to mass digitization of the world's books can — and should be — overcome. 

 by Pamela Samuelson, May 1, 2012 Los Angeles Times Op-Ed

"Since 2002, at first in secret and later with great fanfare, Google has been working to create a digital collection of all the world's books, a library that it hopes will last forever and make knowledge far more universally accessible.

But from the beginning, there has been an obstacle even more daunting than the project's many technical challenges: copyright law..."

Pamela Samuelson is a professor at the UC Berkeley School of Law and faculty director of the law school's Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.

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