And We Are Live at Campus Progress

James Grimmelmann, Con: Hold on. Google manipulated the legal system to get what it wanted, part of an op-ed exchange with at Campus Progress:

Progressives should be worried about the Google Book Search settlement, which may or may not be approved by a federal judge soon. That doesn’t mean they should necessarily oppose it—but rather that they should be concerned about its consequences. This isn’t a partisan political issue; there are also libertarian and conservative reasons to be worried. On the progressive side, though, the settlement raises serious issues about equality, fairness, and a participatory political process. …

My sparring partner is Jake Stillwell of the United States Student Organization, and his “Pro” is also well worth reading.