Amended Settlement Filed in Authors Guild v. Google
Follow up to previous postings on Google Book Search, news from the Authors Guild that 14 minutes before before midnight on November 13, 2009, “the parties filed with the Court an Amended Settlement Agreement and a motion for preliminary approval of the amended settlement. The parties’ motion also seeks Court approval of a Supplemental Notice which, if approved, will be sent out in early December 2009.” Here is a short FAQ.
“This is the settlement administration website for the Google Book Search Copyright Class Action Settlement. The purpose of this website is to inform you of a proposed Settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by authors and publishers, claiming that Google has violated their copyrights and those of other Rightsholders of Books and Inserts (click for definitions), by scanning their Books, creating an electronic database and displaying short excerpts without the permission of the copyright holders. Google denies the claims. The lawsuit is entitled The Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. Google Inc., Case No. 05 CV 8136 (S.D.N.Y.)”