2009


DOJ Officially Opens Investigation Into Google Book Search

PC World

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/167830/doj_officially_opens_
investigation_into_google_book_search.html

The proposed settlement has had its critics. Pamela Samuelson, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, argues that the proposed settlement is in essence a way to monetize so-called orphan works, and that it is questionable whether the deal represents the best interests of the authors of such works. Orphan works are those for which no one claims ownership, because either the author is dead or the publishing house no longer exists.

7/2/2009