Martin Taylor - Fair Use

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Martin Taylor - Fair Use

  1. 1. Google Books & NZ: The Good, the Bad, and the … Opportunity Martin Taylor Digital Publishing Forum 24 November 2009
  2. 2. The Good <ul><li>Make older works searchable and widely available online </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a Rights Registry to identify rights holders and efficiently manage their interests </li></ul><ul><li>Generate revenue to make all this possible </li></ul><ul><li>Exclude NZ works </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Bad <ul><li>US class action laws used to override existing international rights ( scope now lessened ) </li></ul><ul><li>US fair use laws give Google a strong hand </li></ul><ul><li>Liberal definitions of ‘orphan works’ and ‘out of print’ </li></ul><ul><li>Transaction costs lowered at rights holders’ expense when other options available </li></ul><ul><li>Creates de facto monopoly(ies) </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Opportunity <ul><li>To do it ourselves </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Let’s not lose our heritage because “we can’t afford it” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do it right, respecting rights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on important works, not all works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public register of proposed works seeking permission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NZ Rights Registry & disputes process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who? National Library? Universities? Copyright Licensing? </li></ul><ul><li>Put it on a commercial footing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public/private ownership and control of digital works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribute widely, revenue split, charitable options </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Thanks. And please join us for a brief discussion on libraries and the Great NZ Ebooks Project Angus Room, Level 3 12:45 to 1:10 pm Today

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