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Google Book Settlement Opt-Out Deadline Approaching

posted by Christopher Howard — Apr 07, 2009

The deadline for authors and publishers to opt out of a recent class-action settlement regarding the scanning and electronic distributing of in-copyright books by Google is May 5, 2009.

Last October, the Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers, and Google announced a settlement agreement on behalf of a broad class of authors and publishers worldwide that would expand online access to millions of in-copyright books and other written materials in the United States from the collections of a number of major US libraries participating in Google Book Search.

For full details on the settlement and to opt out, please visit www.googlebooksettlement.