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Brownbag Event: After The Google Books Settlement
Thursday March 31st, 11:30am – 1pm, Library Gallery (Room 100)
Hosted by the Copyright Office, part of MPublishing

Come join the Copyright Office staff for a discussion of the rejection of the Google Books Settlement and the future implications (if there are any) for MLibrary activities.

On March 22nd, the judge presiding over the Google Books Case announced that he has rejected the proposed settlement between The Author’s Guild, The Association of American Publishers, and Google. In his 46 page opinion (PDF), Judge Chin succinctly recaps the issues at stake and provides his reasoning that the proposed settlement is not “fair, adequate, and reasonable.” This decision affects many stakeholders; some explicitly mentioned in the opinion and some not. As librarians at the University of Michigan, we hold a unique view and concern over any settlement outcome.

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