It’s the second go-round for objectors to the settlement, which would allow Google to partially display in-copyright but out-of-print books alongside books authorized by publishers and public domain works in Google Books. Google and the plaintiffs–the Authors Guild and Association of American Publishers–came within weeks of getting their settlement approved by the U.S. Federal Court for the Southern District of New York before the Department of Justice intervened. The Justice Department cited a host of concerns it had with the document.
Now that a revised settlement has been reached, those opposed to the settlement in general are once again making their voices heard before today’s deadline to submit objections. The Wall Street Journal noted objections were filed by many of Google’s familiar opponents, including Amazon and a group of academics led by University of California at Berkeley Professor Pam Samuelson.