New Google Books Settlement Approved

Law360, New York (November 19, 2009, 7:07 PM EST) -- A federal judge granted preliminary approval Thursday to a revised settlement among Google Inc., the Authors Guild Inc. and publishers that governs the use of copyrighted works displayed on the Google Books online library.

The order issued by Judge Denny Chin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York paves the way for a potential class of authors and publishers to be notified of their right to opt in to the new agreement and sets a fairness hearing on the settlement for...
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