Sunday, February 7, 2010
Google Settlement Saga Continues
Over the last few months, the fears and drama surrounding the Google Book Project appeared to be settling down. However, the Department of Justice this past week objected to the revised settlement agreement, citing continuing concerns of class action certification, use of "orphan works", and antitrust issues. Nevertheless, the DOJ urged the parties to continue their tireless efforts toward a settlement. A hearing on the current form of the settlement is slated for Feb. 18.