Innovation Law conference on Google Books Project

The lawsuit agreement could have an affect on Canada. Find out what it may be at U of T's conference

By Todd Harrison

On Monday May 17th, 2010

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CILPGoogle’s corporate mission, “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” ran into a bit of a snag when the Google Books Project was hit with a class action suit in the U.S.

The settlement Google reached with the Authors Guild and Association of American Publishers proposes a massive expansion to the search giant’s online literary content offering, and it has generated a fair bit of controversy.

But what does it mean for Canada?

Find out at The Google Book Search Project and Canada: Cross-Border Legal Perspectives — a one-day conference hosted by the U of T Faculty of Law’s Centre for Innovation Law and Policy. This event brings together a wide range of legal experts to discuss perspectives on the project from both sides of the border and provide insights on what legal issues lie ahead.

The conference will be held on Friday, May 28 in the Bennett Lecture Hall at Flavelle House, 78 Queen`s Park in Toronto. Registration is free, but you must sign up by this Friday, May 21, to reserve your spot. Click here to register online.