Monday, April 13, 2009

Register of Copyrights Questions Google Settlement

In the fourth and final part of her valuable series on the deeply flawed Google book settlement, Anita Bartholomew reports the reservations of Marybeth Peters, the U.S. Register of Copyrights:

Here's the money paragraph:

"The first point [Peters] made, and the one she returned to many times, is that she’s troubled by the use of class action lawsuits to grab future rights because they are, in essence, legislation via litigation."

Irv Muchnick

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