Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2009: No. 7
Google also would pay for the millions of copyrighted books already scanned–$60 per complete work to the rights holder–and for the legal fees of the Authors Guild and the publishing association.
In late April, however, a group of authors that included John Steinbeck’s son and daughter-in-law, musician Arlo Guthrie, and university professors from around the country persuaded U.S. District Judge Denny Chin to delay approval of the settlement.
“It is clear to us that the settlement, if approved, will shape the future of reading, research, writing, and publication practices for decades to come,” Pamela Samuelson, co-director for the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, wrote in a letter to Chin.12/24/2009