Monthly Archives: April 2011

Samuelson on Legislative Alternatives


By [Sunday, April 24th, 2011] at 1:47 pm

Samuelson on Legislative Alternatives

Pamela Samuelson has posted a draft of her new paper, Legislative Alternatives to the Google Book Settlement. It provides her version of a roadmap for what Congress should do to preserve the good elements of the now-rejected settlement while replacing the bad.

Also likely to be of interest is her recent lecture, Why the Google Book Settlement Failed – And What Comes Next?, which is also available in MP3 and PDF slides.

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Status Conference Delayed


By [Friday, April 15th, 2011] at 3:51 pm

Status Conference Delayed

The parties have requested, and Judge Chin has ordered, that the status conference be moved back to June 1 at 4:00 PM. The letter provides no indication of the reason for the five-week delay.

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Further Discussion of the Settlement


By [Sunday, April 3rd, 2011] at 12:57 pm

Further Discussion of the Settlement

Jonathan Band has written a must-read guide to the opinion, A Guide for the Perplexed Part IV. It is detailed and accessible, and should be the first choice of anyone seeking to understand the opinion.

I give a ten-minute overview of the opinion in an interview for Bloomberg Law, and wrote a blog post for the American Constitution Society.

Ryan Singel at Wired has a decidedly negative take on the opinion: To the Whingers Go the Spoils.

Robert Darnton uses the opinion to reiterate his call for a national digital library in pieces for the New York Review of Books and the New York Times.

There’s lots more out there (check our news pages and my Twitter stream), but these analyses are the ones that struck me as most likely to be helpful for the lay reader.

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