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September 16, 2013 11:10 AM
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Watch: 'Google and the World Brain' Trailer; Film About Google Books to Play New York Film Festival

An image from Ben Lewis' "Google and the World Brain."

"Google and the World Brain" explores Google's project to create a global library in an effort to contain every book in existence and fulfill HG Wells prediction that all of knowledge would someday be accessible in a "World Brain." But, of course, Google didn't consider the fact that half of the books they scanned were in copyright. Not surprisingly, authors around the world launched a campaign to stop Google from their mission. The film chronicles the battle over the ambitious -- and naive(?) -- project.

The doc is showing as a part of the Applied Science section of NYFF51. Directed by Ben Lewis, the doc screened at Sundance Film Festival to generally favorable reviews.

Check out the film's newest trailer here:

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  • Artxuleta | September 16, 2013 2:48 PMReply

    Interesting. https://vimeo.com/m/7761485