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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!