Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Google Settlement Rejected

Hot News! - A judge in the Google case has rejected the book copying settlement.  Over-simplified, his basic stance is that the settlement needs to be "opt-in" rather than "opt-out."  I think all authors can agree that that should be the case!  Where in copyright law does it say that  you have permission to copy somebody else's work unless they opt-out of your project?  Nope, it's the user's job to get permission.  Good going, Judge!