Google Books Settlement Updates

The Public Index has made available a report categorizing and summarizing the objections to the settlement agreement: http://thepublicindex.org/docs/commentary/objections-responses-2.pdf.

Meanwhile, a group denied admittance to the current Google Books class action settlement has filed their own suit. In April, the American Society of Media Photographers and other groups representing graphic artists and photographers filed a class action suit alleging that the scanning and display of work for the Google Books program infringes their copyrights. The parties are seeking “monetary, injunctive, and declaratory relief.”