Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Judge Chin Rejects Google Books Settlement

Judge Chin (SDNY) rejected the settlement negotiated in the Google Books class action case.  He worries that the settlement would be unfair to copyright owners and suggested that an opt-in format would be preferable to the current opt-out settlement.

The New York Law Journal covers the decision here.  A copy of the proposed settlement is available here.

RJE 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/2011/03/judge-chin-rejects-google-books-settlement.html

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Comments

That was never the case; Google never was planning to sell it, or demanding exclusive rights. They wanted to be able to provide it for free as long as the author/publisher doesn't say no.

Posted by: Atlanta Roofing | Mar 23, 2011 10:55:37 PM

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