Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Google / Authors Guild Deal And the UnSettlement

Many blog readers caught wind of yesterday's announcement that the Authors Guild (along with the Association of American Publishers) have a $125 million preliminary settlement of the class-action lawsuit against Google's book-scan operation. Read all about it. Like the freelance writers' settlement to which we have objected, this one is subject to judicial review. I, personally, am nowhere close to processing all the background documents of that settlement and will reserve comment until I do.

At, the only significant news organ to give our case close attention, the headline yesterday from reporter Andrew Albanese was "As Google Settlement Now Seeks Court Approval, Rejected Tasini Settlement Shoots for Supreme Court Review." See

Our guess is that the Supreme Court will decide pretty quickly whether to hear the appeal. Maybe next Monday or the following Monday.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Objectors' Brief to Supreme Court Is Posted

The objectors' response to the Supreme Court's invitation to weigh in is viewable at: