Day: November 15, 2009

Google amends settlement with authors and publishers in U.S. litigationGoogle amends settlement with authors and publishers in U.S. litigation



On Friday, the parties to the Authors Guild, et al. v. Google Inc class action litigation. amended the Original Settlement in response to discussions with the United States Department of Justice and objections to the Original Settlement (the “Amended Settlement”). The Amended Settlement Agreement (“ASA”), an FAQ, as well as the original Settlement Agreement and the original Notice, may be found at http://www.googlebooksettlement.com. A summary of the main amendments are at http://www.googlebooksettlement.com/Supplemental-Notice.pdf.

Some of the key amendments include:

  • Amended Settlement Class.