Saturday, April 25, 2009

Judge rejects Internet Archive’s motion to intervene in $125 million Google Book Search settlement

Publishers Weekly
April 24, 2009
By Andrew Albanese

A federal judge overseeing the approval process for the Google Book Search settlement has rejected an attempt by the Internet Archive (IA) to intervene in the action. In a short ruling released today, Judge Dennis Chin wrote that he construed the IA’s letter to the court, filed last week, as “a motion to intervene,” and denied it. “The proposed interveners are, however, free to file objections to the proposed settlement.” Objections and comments must be filed by May 5.

The IA had asked the court to alter the proposed settlement to give other companies that have scanned printed books the same protections regarding orphan works that would be granted to Google under the terms of the settlement.

Read the entire article in Publishers Weekly.

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