The Association of Research Libraries, the American Library Association, and the Association of College and Research Libraries have prepared The Google Books Settlement: Who Is Filing And What Are They Saying? (PDF) to summarize in a few pages of charts some key information about the hundreds of filings that have been submitted to the federal district court presiding over the Google Books litigation. There have been over 400 filings by class-members and amici, and the charts are meant to give the reader a general idea of who these filers are and what they are saying about the Settlement. In response to the filings, especially in reaction to the brief filed by the U.S. Department of Justice on September 18, 2009, there is a chance the proposed agreement will change substantially. The parties are now in renegotiation of the Settlement terms.
Many thanks to Brandon Butler, Legal and Policy Fellow for the Association of Research Libraries, for creating this document.
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