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                                      Boston Globe, July 24, 2009   
Dan Clancy
Now that the settlement is dead, the Justice
Department should ask Google to stop all
scanning of in-copyright works, and place all
previously-scanned, in-copyright works that
were scanned without express permission
of the rights holder, in a dark archive. Google
can use them when opt-in permission of the
rights-holder is obtained, or when Congress
or the Supreme Court resolves copyright
infringement issues.

      So what if we're evil:
"We're going full steam
      ahead, no matter what happens with the settle-
      ment." —Dan Clancy, Google Books executive


2013-07-01: No class-action status until fair-use is decided

2013-03-25: New documentary film about Google's book scanning

2012-10-09: Authors upset over Google's secret deal with publishers

2012-05-31: Authors Guild given class-action status to sue Google (PDF, 126 K)

2011-09-12: Authors Guild sues Google's universities

2011-03-22: Judge Chin rejects the settlement (PDF, 175 K)

Cynthia S. Arato: Settlement violates international treaties (PDF, 137 K)

Graphic artists sue Google

U.S. Justice Dept: Settlement 2.0 still sucks (PDF, 268 K)

Open Book Alliance files new objection (PDF, 91 K)

Amazon.com files new objection (PDF, 422 K)

Consumer Watchdog files new objection (PDF, 47 K)

Indian authors and publishers file an objection

An antitrust complaint against Google in Germany

New York Times op-ed: On Google's "computational arrogance"



Google apologizes to Chinese writers

Three writers groups send an open letter to Congress

Gillian Spraggs: A survival aid for UK authors (PDF, 200 K)

New York Times op-ed: Google is out of control

Google is sued by Chinese author Mian Mian

Ursula K. Le Guin resigns from the Authors Guild

National Writers Union: Settlement 2.0 FAQ (PDF, 149 K)

Google loses French copyright case

Amazon.com files another objection (PDF, 79 K)

November 13: Proposed amended settlement filed (PDF, 920 K)
Still nothing about reader privacy — will the FTC file an objection this time?

Chinese writers: Google violates copyrights

Pamela Samuelson: Google Books is not a library

Angela Merkel: Google violates copyright laws

Google may show ads on library terminals

U.S. Justice Dept: Settlement should be rejected by the Court (PDF, 247 K)

Consumer Watchdog writes to the Justice Dept (PDF, 92 K)

Five state attorneys general file objections

Copyright Office: Settlement would let Google break the law (PDF, 64 K)

Google: We have lots of book-settlement fanboys  (so there!)

House Judiciary Committee hearing on September 10 (PDF, 288 K)

Microsoft: "The Court lacks jurisdiction" (PDF, 168 K)

Consumer Watchdog files an objection (PDF, 138 K)

French government files an objection (PDF, 292 K)

Open Book Alliance files an objection (PDF, 242 K)
"29 months of secret negotiations" by a "cartel" bent on "monopoly"

EFF: Privacy objection by authors and publishers (PDF, 258 K)

DC Comics files an objection (PDF, 67 K)

Yahoo!: Google gets an unfair search advantage (PDF, 90 K)

EPIC: Motion to intervene on behalf of user privacy (PDF, 202 K)

IILP at New York Law School files an objection (PDF, 269 K)

Amazon.com files an objection (PDF, 595 K)

German government files an objection

Google's book metadata is full of errors

Question:  "Google, why are you copying all the copyrighted books
at major libraries?"
Google: "Because that's where the books are!"

New website: Open Book Alliance

Open Book Alliance to oppose settlement

European opposition mounts against Google

The settlement and Eurpoean authors

Objection by Scott E. Gant (PDF, 399 K)

Brewster Kahle: A book grab by Google


UC faculty writes to the Court: The settlement is unfair (PDF, 177 K)

Google muzzled us:
 "[C]onfidentiality rules...prevented us
from having an opportunity to comment on...the agreement."


Pamela Samuelson: The audacity of the settlement

National Writers Union opposes settlement (PDF, 28 K)

Science fiction writers group (SFWA) opposes settlement

William Morris advises clients to say no to Google settlement

American Library Association takes a look

ACLU: Don't close the book on reader privacy

EPIC: Google books settlement and privacy

Google-eyed U.Michigan gives away its library

Authors-publishers settlement with Google (PDF, 1.9 megs)



( But if your name is "Google" you may copy entire libraries. )



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