Saturday, October 29, 2005

Google, the Second Suit and Second Copy

William Patry points to the significance of the Seceond Copy issue in the recent suit by AAP against Google.
"Google, the Second Suit and Second Copy
On Wednesday, October 19th, the Association of American Publishers, through its members (because the AAP has no standing), filed suit in the SDNY against Google. Nothing new there, that is beyond the earlier Authors' suit. There is, though, an interesting issue on a so-called "second" digital copy that Google is creating and giving to the University of Michigan. By second copy I mean one in addition to the copy Google is making for its purposes. This copy will be used for University purposes. The Google-UM relationship, as spelled out in agreements, is at this link. For the second copy use see Paragraph 4 of the Cooperative Agreement."