Further Discussion of the Settlement

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

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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  1. Posted April 3, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Re: To the Whingers Go the Spoils

    “despite the fact that it’s very clearly fair use in the United States for Google to digitize any copyrighted book and use snippets of it in search results.”— Ryan Singel (Emphasis mine)

    My response is here and I quote you here, James.

  2. Posted April 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Re: A Guide for the Perplexed Part IV, Jonathan Band

    Jonathan Band’s Paths Forward for the Google Books Settlement has been updated to show where the Google case is now.

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