Reasons Why Google Book Settlement Failed

Robert Darnton has published a new post summarizing why the Google Book Settlement has failed so far. From the article:

The cumulative effect of these objections, elaborated in 500 memoranda filed with the court and endorsed in large part by Judge Chin’s decision, could give the impression that the settlement, even in its amended version, is so flawed that it deserves to be pronounced dead and buried. Yet it has many positive features.

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