The Google Book Settlement: Opt-Outs and Objections Due May 5, 2009


The May 5, 2009 deadline to opt out of or file an objection to the much-publicized Google class action book settlement is rapidly approaching. Authors and publishers with a U.S. copyright interest in one or more books (or in copyrighted material contained within a book), including non-U.S. authors and publishers who distribute books in the U.S., should make sure they are sufficiently familiar with the settlement to make an informed decision as to whether to participate. Those who have significant business interests in the marketing and distribution of books in the U.S. will want to study the terms of this complex settlement in detail. Only those who do not opt out of the settlement are permitted to object to the settlement.

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