Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Chabon, Doctorow, Newitz renew privacy concerns as judge sets November 9th deadline for revised $125m Google book settlement

New York Law School Prof. James Grimmelmann of the blog The Laboratorium reports that U.S. District Court Judge Denny Chin has set November 9th as the new date for submission of the revised $125 million Google Books Search settlement. Check The Laboratorium for other details of today’s legal proceedings down in New York City.

In related news, Prof. Grimmelmann has “signed on to a joint letter spearheaded by the EFF [Electronic Frontier Foundation], recommending that the parties use the renegotiation process to improve privacy protections in the revised settlement.” Other signatories of the EFF’s letter include science fiction writers Michael Chabon, Cory Doctorow, and Annalee Newitz of the blog io9.

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