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Google Books case to proceed as a class action 

6 June 2012

In the US, judge Denny Chin has rejected Google’s motion to dismiss the Authors Guild as an associational plaintiff and has granted the Author’s Guild motion for class certification, clearing...

Google Books case headed for litigation in 2012 

20 September 2011

US Judge Denny Chin has adopted a pre-trial schedule for the Google Books case which, if followed, will result in the case being ready for trial in mid-2012. In a status conference in...

Quote of the week 

2 February 2010

‘Just because a book is out of print doesn't mean it belongs to Google. It belongs to me. And if I want to sell my rights to anybody, why the...

CAL announces free Google Book Settlement seminars 

12 January 2010

Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) has announced it will be hold two free seminars in Melbourne and Sydney to discuss the implications of the Google Book Settlement. With the extended Settlement...

Quote of the week 

22 September 2009

‘Reworking the deal will not be an easy process ... as the parties must address issues ranging from class action law to copyright, as well as antitrust and foreign rights issues'--Publishers...

Quote of the week 

8 September 2009

'It brings books back to life and creates a new market for books that have been languishing on bookshelves for years. From an author's point of view it is a...