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Google Book Settlement Postponed

The Internet Archive is part of the Open Book Alliance, one of the many groups countering the Google Book Settlement. This settlement is now being postponed:

News is spreading fast that Google and its partners have filed a motion and a memo asking the Court to postpone the October 7 fairness hearing.

This is a huge victory for the many people and organizations who raised significant concerns that this settlement did not serve the public interest, stifled innovation, and restricted competition. It’s also an enormous loss for Google, which had been saying for months that no changes were necessary to the settlement. Now, that settlement, as we know it, is dead.


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September 22, 2009 at 10:49 pm

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