Upcoming Google Print Debates

Can't wait for the court fights over Google Print's library scanning program? Relax, because debates are underway to tide you over!

John Battelle points to a Wired/New York Public Library debate happening next week in New York City, involving Google, the Association of American Publishers that's suing Google, the Authors Guild, the New York Public Library and Lawrence Lessig. Only $15 and tickets are on sale now!

Not in New York? Then come on out to Chicago for SES Chicago 2005, where we have our own Google Print debate happening.

It's on Dec. 6 from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. Google's confirmed, and our diligent legal moderator Jeffrey Rohrs is lining up an anti-Google publishing group (the AAP can't make it due to a scheduling conflict, but they gave us plenty of other recommendations), plus a publisher that is pro and another that is con the scanning project.

OK, SES Chicago costs much more than the NY debate. But you get a lot of other sessions in addition to the debate, plus an absolutely fabulous box lunch and even free donuts if you catch me in the hotel lobby around 1am. Mmm, donuts -- it's a jelly. More about SES Chicago can be found here.

Just don't like to get out? OK, I wrote earlier about an online debate that was going on. Go check out the contributions, all for free.