Google Book Scanning Court Hearing Postponed
The settlement is intended to end class action lawsuits launched by American publisher and author organizations that accused the search behemoth of copyright infringement for unauthorized mass scanning of millions of books, many of them out of print yet still covered by copyright.
Parties involved in the case today asked a U.S. federal judge in New York to postpone an October hearing while they work out a new deal.
This move comes days after the U.S. Department of Justice made public its criticism of the original settlement.
The site ResourceShelf has compiled a press review of the most recent developments today.
Earlier Library Boy posts about the Google Book project controversy include:
- Google Settles Lawsuit With U.S. Authors and Publishers (October 28, 2008)
- Google Book Scanning Project Settlement: More Reaction and Analysis (February 23, 2009)
- Association of American Publishers on Recent Google Book Project Settlement (February 24, 2009)
- Controversy Heats Up Over Google Book Search Settlement (August 24, 2009)
- Coalition Against Google Book Digitization Settlement Launches Blog (August 26, 2009)
- How To Find Court Filings in the Google Book Settlement (September 8, 2009)
- Google Book Search Bibliography (September 14, 2009)