Google ebooks settlement is rejected
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The Google ebooks settlement was rejected Tuesday by Judge Denny Chin in U.S. District Court in New York. In November 2009, Chin had granted the settlement preliminary approval.
In a 48-page decision, Chin found the amended settlement agreement between the Authors Guild and other plaintiffs and Google, the defendant, to be overly broad.
Look for more coverage from Jacket Copy and the L.A. Times, coming soon.
September 2009: Postponement for the Google ebooks settlement November 2008: Harvard steps back and other Google settlement news October 2008: The Google-publishers-authors settlement: What will it mean?
-- Carolyn Kellogg