Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Postponement Sought in Google Books Hearing
The parties to the Google Books Settlement have requested that the hearing scheduled for 7 October be postponed, according to multiple media reports. Authors, publishers and Google have agreed to work with the Justice Department to retool the settlement in a way that would alleviate concerns about the legality of the settlement's provisions. The motion filed by the parties requests that a conference be scheduled for early November where the progress of negotiations will be discussed, but there is currently no timetable for when the settlement revisions will be completed.