Samuelson Says She Has Same Pricing, Privacy Concerns About Google Settlement

Library Journal


In a panel Monday at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, University of California, Berkeley law professor Pamela Samuelson—a steady critic of the original settlement—said the revised settlement still didn’t offer “meaningful constraints on pricing of institutional subscriptions,” according to Media Bistro.

And, as the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others have said, the settlement lacks privacy protections. “While I think that there were some substantial changes that were made to it, it more had to do with getting foreign rights holders out of the settlement and trying to respond at least in part to issues that the Department of Justice raised,” Samuelson said.