Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Estate of author Richard Wright opposes proposed Google Book Settlement 2.0

In a stinging blow to the Authors Guild’s Steinbeck-Guthrie strategy for convincing thousands of less-prominent writers that the proposed, revised Google Books Search settlement (GBS 2.0) is in their best interest, The New York Times reports that the estate of African-American author Richard Wright strongly opposes the revised settlement. In a two-page statement released earlier today, representatives of Wright's estate called GBS 2.0 “grievously flawed.”

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