Google and Publishers Reach Settlement Over Google Books Lawsuit

On October 4, 2012, Google and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced that the publisher plaintiffs and Google have reached a settlement of their dispute over Google’s mass copying and uploading of books (whether in the public domain or still protected by copyright) to which it had obtained access through agreements with several large […]

District Court Rejects Proposed GoogleBooks Settlement

On March 22, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued its long-awaited opinion on whether to approve the settlement tentatively entered into between the Authors’ Guild and Google regarding its GoogleBooks program. In short, the Court rejected the settlement. Reviewing the docket confirms that this case has indeed been […]

Reassignment of Judge for Google Book Settlement?

On April 22, 2010, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed The Honorable Denny Chin (currently sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York) to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Below is the summary of the legislative action related to his nomination and confirmation: […]

Google Book Project – Notice of Revised Settlement Agreement

On December 14, 2009, the Settlement Administrator for the Google Book Project distributed a Supplemental Notice of the revised settlement. (More information about developments in the Authors’ Guild v Google lawsuit can be found in prior posts.) The Notice identifies the following changes to the various deadlines to proceed: On or before January 28, 2010: […]

Update on Google Book Settlement

On November 13, 2009, the parties to the Author’s Guild, Inc. v. Google, Inc. lawsuit submitted a revised settlement agreement, for which it sought court approval. Prior posts about the lawsuit and its implications can be found here. The revised settlement agreement is 171 pages (the original agreement was a mere 134 pages) – so […]