Friday, May 28, 2010 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

Centre for Innovation Law and Policy, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

May 28, 2010

Bennett Lecture Hall, Flavelle House
78 Queen`s Park, Toronto ON

The Google Book Project in general, and the proposed settlement reached by Google and the plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed against it in particular, have already generated a great deal of controversy.  Most of the debate, however, has focused on US law and policy, whereas very little attention has been given to the implications of the settlement for Canadian readers and authors.  This one-day conference will begin filling this gap and explore the implications of the Google Book Settlement for Canada. 

This one-day conference will bring together various commentators, players and stakeholders to draw lessons from the American experience and consider possible Canadian solutions for the copyright challenges presented by the mass digitization and reuse of works. 

See the conference website for more information.

See also a recent Globe and Mail article about the Google Books settlement published in advance of the conference. Howard Knopf and David Fewer, who are quoted in the article, will be speaking at the conference. 

Conference webcasts:

8:45 AM - Welcome and Session 1

10:30 AM - Session 2

1:15 PM - Session 3

3:15 PM - Session 4