Thursday, February 18, 2010

GBS Fairness Hearing Today

The "fairness hearing" on the proposed Google Books Settlement was held today in New York. At the outset, Judge Denny Chin said he would not make a ruling today. Library Journal has a rundown of the testimony heard this morning, which included the lone librarian speaking on the settlement (Paul Courant of the University of Michigan, speaking in favor of the settlement). More later as the afternoon's testimony comes down.

[Update: Reports this afternoon from Library Journal and Publisher's Weekly. Sounds like the Justice Department still isn't thrilled (or even placated).]

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