Google Books Opp’ing Stuff

The Google Books lawsuit seems to be dragging on and out and onwards to infinity. Gail Steinbeck has led a motion to extend the opportunity to opt out of the Google Book search thingie.

From Publisher’s Weekly:

“In a surprise move, New York Judge Denny Chin today granted a four-month extension to a group of authors, led by Gail Knight Steinbeck, delaying the May 5 deadline to opt out or object to the Google Book Search settlement to early September. Although the order had not yet been made public at press time, sources confirmed for PW that Chin had granted the extension.

Steinbeck, the driving force behind the extension, called the ruling great news. “We now have to time to really sink our teeth into what this agreement will mean,” she said. She suggested that four months should be sufficient to determine whether changes made to the deal will make it more acceptable, or whether to opt out—or perhaps even object to the deal.”

The full article can be found on Publisher Weekly’s website:


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