Pamela Samuelson’s Google Books Search and the Future of Books in Cyberspace (previously discussed here) has been published in the Minnesota Law Review. This is the definitive version of one of the most important academic articles on the settlement.
Over at the Library Journal:
Google Settlement, Part I: Panel at ALA Conference Discusses Potential Scenarios (James Grimmelmann et al.)
Douglas Fevens, Halifax, Nova Scotia — The University of Wisconsin, Google, & Me
Having had a chance to properly read this excellent history( i.e. get it printed).
I think she is spot on - The books project and the GBS makes little apparent economic sense.
The means ; ‘the registry’, has become the ‘end’ of the whole project.
Pamela Samuelson is a clear contender for this years ‘Oliver Sacks trophy’. Haven’t seen an essay with so many,often very interesting and recursive, footnotes in years.