Jordanian Carol Kaplanian moves between two very different worlds: Western Australia and the UWA campus - where she is in her second year of PhD studies - and Jordan where members of her immediate and extended family live.
You may have heard about the Google settlement in the news or from publishing organisations. Google had scanned a large number of books and made sections of them available on the internet without permission from authors or publishers - they argued that this was acceptable under the ‘fair use' provisions in the US, but authors and publishers collectively sued Google for breach of copyright laws. The settlement reached means that at least US$60 will be paid out for each book as compensation. This only relates to books scanned prior to 5th January 2009.