Saturday, November 14, 2009

Edward Hasbrouck's Take on Google 2.0

Edward Hasbrouck has some good first thoughts on his reading of Google Books Settlement 2.0. See

Edward is harsher than I am, and he may be right. "It's still fundamentally an opt-out, license by default system, not opt in," he notes.

He also slams "a really devious catch in the revised proposed arbitration provisions." Authors cannot unilaterally choose to go to court instead of arbitration; bypassing arbitration requires mutual consent.

I don't know if we're back in the top of the first inning, or down to the bottom of the seventh, but there's obviously a lot more here to read, sift, and weigh.


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