Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Amended Google Deal

Reprinted with permission from Publisher's Weekly.

Amended Google Deal Targeted for November 9

By Calvin Reid -- Publishers Weekly

At a status conference held in a crowded New York courtroom this morning, lawyers representing the AAP and Authors Guild told judge Denny Chin they will file an amended agreement with the court by November 9 to address the many concerns raised by the original Google Book Search Settlement.

The new agreement will include specific amendments designed to answer the objections raised to the deal by the Department of Justice and dozens of other parties and individuals who objected to the original settlement. The lawyers also asked for a limited time to file objections to the amended deal, and asked that new objections be limited to the new amendments. Judge Chin agreed with the timetable, and parties hope to have a final hearing in early January.