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Unraveling The Rejection

Unraveling The Rejection

CCC’s Google Book Settlement Webinar series continues: As you very likely know, on March 22, Judge Chin issued his long awaited opinion in the Google Book Search settlement proceedings, rejecting the Amended Settlement Agreement (ASA) proposed by the Authors Guild, AAP and Google. On Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 12:00pm EST, join copyright expert Lois Wasoff […]

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BTB #154: Before Google ‘Fairness’  Hearing, Wasoff Reviews Latest

BTB #154: Before Google ‘Fairness’ Hearing, Wasoff Reviews Latest

A class action lawsuit of historic scope. An Internet Goliath. Thousands of authors, publishers and other rightholders. National governments and multi-national corporations. These are the ingredients of a dish called the Google Book Settlement. First announced in October 2008, the Google Book Settlement returns to the table on Thursday, February 18, when the main course […]

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BTB #137: Google Book Case: Wasoff Reviews Amended Settlement

BTB #137: Google Book Case: Wasoff Reviews Amended Settlement

Responding to concerns voiced by authors, publishers and the U.S. Department of Justice, the parties in the Google Book Search Copyright Class Action filed a revised settlement proposal on November 13, 2009. On December 10, Lois Wasoff returned to Copyright Clearance Center to explain in detail the most noteworthy changes, and to assess their potential […]

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BTB #133: For Google Book Settlement, Wasoff Reviews Revisions

BTB #133: For Google Book Settlement, Wasoff Reviews Revisions

Last Friday, November 13th, the parties in the Google Book Search Copyright Class Action filed a revised settlement proposal, responding to concerns voiced by authors, publishers and the U.S. Department of Justice. For the benefit of our customers and rightsholders, Copyright Clearance Center invited renowned intellectual property attorney Lois Wasoff to speak with Chris Kenneally […]

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BTB #125: For Lunch, A Buffet of Trade Publishing Insights

BTB #125: For Lunch, A Buffet of Trade Publishing Insights

Publishers Lunch creator Michael Cader last week visited CCC’s office to address a gathering of rightsholders. The trade book publishing guru-in-chief dished out reviews on the latest news on the Google Book Settlement case, and offered his take on vooks, instabooks, and much more. Hot business tips were served, too: “I’m a huge fan of […]

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BTB #121: Google Books Settlement: Update With Lois Wasoff

BTB #121: Google Books Settlement: Update With Lois Wasoff

Since its announcement in October 2008, the proposed class action settlement in the Google Books case has raised questions and concerns from authors, publishers, governments and others around the world. With deadline dates for opting out now passed, and thousands of pages of briefs filed with the court – including by the US government — […]

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BTB #116:  What You Should Know About Google Settlement

BTB #116: What You Should Know About Google Settlement

Originally recorded on June 22nd, copyright attorney and publishing expert Lois Wasoff reviews important developments regarding the proposed settlement in the landmark class action lawsuit. In a previous session, Wasoff outlines for publishers, authors and literary agents their options when it comes to deciding whether to participate or opt-out in the settlement (this session was […]

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BTB #115: Survey Finds Google Settlement ‘Unsettled’

BTB #115: Survey Finds Google Settlement ‘Unsettled’

Over the last several months, Copyright Clearance Center has produced programs to inform authors and publishers – in the US and around the world – about the choices they face over the proposed settlement in the landmark Google Books case. Because it is a class action lawsuit that pulls together thousands of rightsholders with published […]

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Google Settlement News Update

Google Settlement News Update

With six weeks remaining for rightsholders to choose whether to opt in or out from the historic Authors Guild/AAP/Google settlement, a spokesman for one of the plaintiffs tells Copyright Clearance Center that “explaining the settlement agreement, and indeed, explaining the lawsuit that the agreement grew out of, has been virtually a full-time job.” Recently, Allan […]

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BTB #104: Michael Healy on Authors Guild, AAP, Google Settlement

BTB #104: Michael Healy on Authors Guild, AAP, Google Settlement

In his first public interview, the man expected to become the executive director of the Book Rights Registry (BRR) says that, “the involvement of Google in [the publishing] marketplace, and others, is going to be part of the transformational character of [the industry over] the next few years.” Michael Healy, who is currently executive director […]

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