May 12, 2010

Update of the Google Book Search Settlement

While the Google Book Search litigation remains active, the pending settlement (see my November 2009 post on this topic, "Google Book Search Lives On as Google Revised Settlement with Authors, Publishers") still awaits judicial approval.  The first judge passed away; the second judge got promoted to an appellate bench; the new judge hasn't been named. 

The importance of this event to electronic publishing rights cannot be underestimated.  For a great source of background information here, check out the work of the New York Law School and its Public Index project, particularly their free downloadable synopsis.
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