Flash! Google settlement rejected by Chin…next deadline is July

Flash! Google settlement rejected by Chin…next deadline is July

I’ve written a lot about the “Google settlement”. It seems to be going on and on, and was just extended today by Judge Chin until July 2012:

Baltimore Sun article

It’s an important case, so I guess it is good they are being thorough :) The legal fight of Superman versus Captain Marvel took more than ten years to settle…

What’s it all about?

Here’s a brief summary (see those other articles for more detail):

Google was scanning paperbooks to digitize (turn them into e-books). The Authors Guild and others sued them, saying it was an infringement of their copyrights. They settled, with a complex agreement that included creation of an entity to process claims for copyrights.

The judge rejected that settlement…one of the key issues has been the need for authors to “opt out” of the settlement, or their works are included.

The two sides now have until July 2012 to present arguments again.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in theĀ I Love My Kindle blog.

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