|aGoogle and the world brain|h[videorecording] /|cPolar Star Films and B.L.T.V. Ltd. film ; producer, Bettina Walter ; directed by Ben Lewis.
|a[Barcelona, Spain] :|bPolar Star Films ;|aTaipei :|bYu Xu,|c2013.
|a[Barcelona, Spain] :|bPolar Star Films,|c2013.
|a2 videodiscs (90 min.) :|bsound, color with black and white sequences ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aOriginally produced as a documentary motion picture in 2013.
|aExecutive Producer, Carles Brugueras ; editor, Simon Barker ; director of photography, Frank-Peter Lehmann ; music, Lucas Ariel Vallejos ; A Polar Star Films & B.L.T.V. Limited film for BBC, ZDF/ARTE, TVE, and TVC, in association with LICHTPUNT, SVT, NRK, DR2, VPRO, Knowledge Network and ERT, with support from MEDIA Development and Distribution and EURODOC 2010.
|aFeaturing interviews with: Warden Boyd Rayward, Kaiser Kuo, Mian Mian, Jean-Noël Jeanneney, Roland Reuss, Amit Singhal, Shojiro Akashi, Evgeny Morozov, Luis Collado, Damià Roure, Jordi Torres, Reginald Carr, Richard Ovenden, Robert Darnton, Lewis Hyde, Kevin Kelly, Brewster Kahle, Jaron Lanier, Lawrence Lessig, Pamela Samuelson, Clay Shirky, Sidney Verba, Ray Kurzweil.
|a"In 1937, the science fiction writer H. G. Wells imagined a "World Brain" containing all of the world's knowledge, accessible to all people, that would be "so compact in its material form and so gigantic in its scope and possible influence" that it could transcend even nation states and governments. Seventy years later, Google set about realizing Wells's vision, launching a massive project to scan millions of books from university library collections. But when it was discovered that over half of the first ten million books Google scanned were still in copyright, authors from around the world joined together to wage a fierce legal battle against the Internet giant, culminating in a dramatic courtroom showdown in 2011. In gripping detail, Google & the World Brain tells the fascinating story of this complicated struggle over intellectual property and access to human knowledge, offering crucial insights into broader debates surrounding data-mining and privacy, downloading and copyright, fair use, freedom and surveillance."--from container.
|aDVD, region 0, PAL; widescreen format (16:9).
|aChiefly in English, with some dialogue in French, German, Japanese, Spanish and Chinese; optional English, Spanish, or Catalan subtitles.