On October 28, 2008 the Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers and Google announced the landmark settlement of Authors Guild v. Google. On this page, we've gathered documents and links that will be of interest to authors and others regarding this settlement.
January 28, 2010. This is the new deadline to opt out of the settlement. If you had previously opted out and would like to be in, this is the opt in deadline (those who haven't opted out have no need to opt in). This is also the deadline to object to the new provisions in the amended settlement.
February 4, 2010. This is the deadline to file a notice of intent to appear at the Fairness Hearing.
February 18, 2010. Fairness Hearing.
March 31, 2011. This is the deadline to claim your books and inserts to be eligible for cash payments for their digitization.
Key Legal Documents:
Amended Settlement Agreement November 13, 2009
Order Extending Time to File Amended Settlement November 9, 2009
Order Adjourning Fairness Hearing September 24, 2009
Department of Justice Statement of Interest September 18, 2009
Preliminary Approval Order November 17, 2008
Settlement Agreement October 28, 2008
Extension Order April 28, 2009
Settlement Website Official Website
Roy Blount's Message to Authors Guild Members October 28, 2008
Press Conference Remarks of Guild Executive Director October 28, 2008
Press Release October 28, 2008
Press FAQs October 28, 2008
University Joint Press Release October 28, 2008. University of Michigain, University of California and Stanford Press Release
Authors Guild v Google September 20, 2005. Authors' Initial Complaint
McGraw-Hill v. Google October 19, 2005. Publishers' Initial Complaint
McGraw-Hill v. Google November 8, 2005. Google's Answer to Publishers' Complaint
Authors Guild v. Google November 30, 2005. Google's Answer to Authors' Complaint