Amended Google Books Settlement Documents

[NOTE: Updated on 16 November 2009 to link to Professor Randal Picker’s assessment of the antitrust implications of the amended settlement agreement.]

Because the proposed settlement to the litigation over Google Books covers large numbers of books about law, this blog occasionally will include posts about that settlement. Here are documents filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on November 13, 2009 in connection with the amended proposed settlement agreement. The documents were downloaded from PACER on November 14, 2009:

A blogpost explaining the major changes between the amended and original versions of the agreement is available from Professor James Grimmelmann. Another explanation is available from The Authors Guild, one of the parties to the litigation. Google describes the changes embodied in the amended agreement here.

Professor Randal Picker of the University of Chicago Law School has posted his assessment of the antitrust implications of the amended agreement.

The press call following the filing of the amended agreement has been blogged by Danny Sullivan. HT @grimmelm.

Initial reactions to the amended agreement are being posted on Twitter at #gbs. Professor James Grimmelmann is tweeting commentary at @grimmelm.

Gary Price at The Resource Shelf has posted a very useful set of documents and news articles on the amended agreement.

The Public Index, published by New York Law School’s Institute for Information Law & Policy and Professor James Grimmelmann, is an excellent source of legal documents related to the litigation. Valuable information is also available from the official settlement Website.

HT Publishers’ Lunch.

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