Settlement Rejected

By [Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011] at 3:40 pm

Judge Chin just issued an opinion rejecting the proposed settlement. He adopts the position of the United States, writing, “many of the concerns raised in the objections would be ameliorated if the ASA were converted from an ‘opt-out’ settlement to an ‘opt-in’ settlement. I urge the parties to consider revising the ASA accordingly.”

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2 Comments

  1. Posted March 22, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    YES!!! Power to the people! It was an incredible struggle to get this ruling. And a lot of grassroots organizing among writers helped contribute to this victory – at least here in Canada where no national organization representing authors’ interests would go on record condemning this odious and deeply flawed settlement agreement.

    Kim Goldberg (Nanaimo, BC)

  2. Posted March 22, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Permalink
    As one objector put it: “Google pursued its copyright project in calculated disregard of authors’ rights. Its business plan was ‘So, sue me.'” Objection of Robert M. Kunstadt to Proposed Settlement 3, ECF No. 74). — Page 27

    Objection of Robert M. Kunstadt

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