Why The Google Books Settlement Was Rejected

Law360, New York (April 18, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT) -- On March 22, federal Judge Denny Chin[1] rejected Google Inc.’s second attempt to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against it by the Authors Guild and several publishers. The case began in 2005, shortly after Google started a project to create a searchable database of books by scanning millions of works without the permission of copyright holders.

Judge Chin concluded that the forward-looking commercial arrangement that the settlement created went far beyond the scope of the parties’ legal dispute, that it would have given Google significant...
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