Google Needs to Change It’s Conference Presentation Policy

I learned quite a few things at SMX West last week, perhaps one of the most irksome was learning Google’s policy about conference presentations. Google does not share or allow any of thier conference presentations to be put online … period.Let’s recap shall we …

  • Google thinks it’s ok to go and scan books without asking publishers first, and only removing them when publishers complain.
  • Google thinks it’s ok to scrape spider, cache, and archive your content and wrap their advertising around it whether you want them to or not.
  • Google’s mission statement is … “Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”

I know sometimes when we get PHD’s invovled sometimes it gets a little hard for them to grasp, so I’ll make it easy for them to understand


If you’ve presented it at a conference it isn’t a big corporate secret, and if your mission statement is making information universally accessible then you need to make it available online … for everyone …
photo credit: dannysullivan

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