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Google and the World Brain (2013)

Google and the World Brain (2013)

Brendan PriceNicolas ChapmanMolly MalcolmJoshua Zamrycki
Ben Lewis


Google and the World Brain (2013) is a English,Spanish,Catalan,Japanese,German,French movie. Ben Lewis has directed this movie. Brendan Price,Nicolas Chapman,Molly Malcolm,Joshua Zamrycki are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2013. Google and the World Brain (2013) is considered one of the best Documentary,Drama movie in India and around the world.

The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet, and the people who tried to stop it. In 1937 HG Wells predicted the creation of the "World Brain", a giant global library that contained all human knowledge which would lead to a new form of higher intelligence. Seventy year later the realization of that dream was underway, as Google scanned millions and millions of books for its Google Books website. But over half those books were still in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop them, climaxing in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet, set in spectacular locations in China, USA, Europe and Latin America.


Google and the World Brain (2013) Reviews

  • Euro's Response To Big G The Correct One


    Scanning the world's books is just the tip of a double-edged sword representing the increasing domination power of Google and other Silicon Valley players. But copyright is copyright ... it takes precious time for an author or any creative artist to imagine a work, create it, edit it and copyright it. According to the movie, Google digitally hoovered up these books, did not ask proper copyright permission as presented by the writers' reps/library spokespersons featured in the movie, and avoided meting out due compensation to the copyright owners. If this is the case,why should Google pimp out the books for its own commercial purposes at some future time without proper compensation back to the content holders? Once you give up a data scan to another, you cannot put that genie back in the bottle. One could see how smaller, niche collections might swallow the pitch on how Google's mother-of-all-xerox can enable whole world access to their tomes. And that's the dilemma -- access is a good thing, but at the expense of stiffing copyright owners. The unrealization of compensation for copyrighted material is one of publishing's most enduring plights. The European response in the movie was pro-writers/copyright owners but ultimately against Google's questionable copyright actions -- and seems to be the thoughtful and correct one; the Google opponents reacted to all the right issues -- compensation, copyright permission, what is fair use, and the blanket giving of power to one organization. Libraries can digitize their own collections and index/promote their abstracts to the internet. Each library can control its material, and writers have the right to get paid for use of their material. This review is regarding this book-scanning project only, it is understood that many benefit from Google's other services. But the movie prompts taking sides. So much power cannot be given to one organization, especially now that we have seen it spread its tentacles outside of its core business search model, including building robot armies and controlling internet backbone. There will be no facet of life that Google does not have its hand in.

  • incoherent paranoid


    This movie is a pastiche of paranoid insinuations about Google's book scanning project. It confuses legal debates around the Google book search settlement with the entire scanning project itself, but those are two different topics. In fact, by the time this film came out, the Settlement had been rejected and so the film was out of date. The book project is not a world brain. Google might be, who knows, but not because of its book project. The film tries to create a connection with H. G. Wells' work from the early 20th century but the connection is just implied. And the point of the analogy is never made. It's just suggested that it's bad for us. The filmmakers struggled to find visual material for a topic that isn't visually compelling. Some of its animations are just awful. The libraries are pretty. (Are they not "global brains"?) My point is simple: the film doesn't add up.

  • Order out of Chaos


    The main point is that the whole case was a hoax to force the Europe, China and Japan to scan their books and put the internet to speed up the actual World Brain project because it would be a huge amount of work if Google has done it by itself. All data will be interconnected and All Seeing Eye will sharpen.

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