Judge Rejects $125M Google Books Settlement

Law360, New York (March 22, 2011, 8:43 PM EDT) -- A federal judge rejected a $125 million class action settlement between Google Inc. and authors and publishers groups Tuesday in New York, citing concerns that the Internet juggernaut could expropriate copyrights if owners fail to opt out of the agreement.

Judge Denny Chin, who since hearing arguments on the settlement has been appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, refused to sign off on the settlement in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and suggested that the...
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