January 5, 2009: Notice is mailed to rightsholders around the world and published in newspapers and magazines. A preliminary list of books covered by the settlement becomes available to rightsholders.

September 4, 2009: The last day to opt out of the settlement as a whole. The online list of books covered by the settlement is final.

October 7, 2009: A court hearing will take place to determine the fairness of the settlement.

January 5, 2010: The claims filing deadline.