Did you miss the wonderful debate at the New York Public Library last November 17th? I live about 10,000 kilometres away, so couldn't quite get there. However, it's available online now and the debate deserves your ears. This is the future of knowledge being debated here! [MP3] [Quicktime Torrent]
Lawrence Lessig is a fantastic speaker, but, to my great surprise, so is Allan Adler and at times my sympathies were swayed ... if only for a moment. My take is the Lessig take: Google Book Search is fair use and it matters that it is fair use not to promote Google, but so that this right will exist for others in the future.
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