Understanding and critically (yet openly) discussing the Google Settlement
July 24, 2009 by admin
With the debate on the Google Settlement and its likely meaning for various groups (and countries) turning into a strange confrontation of hidden interests and pure ideology in some places, notably in Europe, I want to invite anybody interested in the matter to check out this site and the possibilities for a meaningful and differenciated [...]
Heidelberg! A German controversy on books and culture in the digital age.
July 10, 2009 by admin
Is our culture threatened by Google and by the Open Access movement for freely accessible science publications? Are Google’s library scanning programs and the so called “Google settlement” with the US Author’s Guild a menace against the freedom of expression in Germany? Such is the opinion expressed by the “Heidelberg Appell” made public by Roland [...]