How To Find Court Filings in the Google Book Settlement
The settlement is intended to end class action lawsuits that charged Google with copyright infringement for unauthorized mass scanning of millions of books, many of them out of print yet still covered by copyright.
Today was the last day for comments about the settlement.
A New York City District Court will be holding hearings in October.
Access Copyright has devoted a section of its website to an explanation of the Google Settlement.
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)
- Google Books Project on CBC Ideas Tonight (August 10, 2009)
- Controversy Heats Up Over Google Book Search Settlement (August 24, 2009)
- Coalition Against Google Book Digitization Settlement Launches Blog (August 26, 2009)