Google Books Deal Sparks Flood Of Amicus Briefs

Law360, New York (August 19, 2009, 5:20 PM EDT) -- The court overseeing a proposed $125 million settlement between Google Inc. and authors and publishers in two related copyright infringement suits has received a flurry of letters and amicus briefs, as supporters and detractors of the Google Books deal rush to get a word in before the settlement's looming Sept. 4 opt-out date.

Most recently, the U.S. Students Association and the U.S. Distance Learning Association filed amicus briefs in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday, among a dozen such...
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