The Authors Guild et al v. Google Inc.
OBJECTION TO PROPOSED SETTLEMENT: Google pursued its copying project in calculated disregard of authors' rights. Its business plan was: "So, sue me". To approve the proposed settlement would vindicate Google's street ethics: that the law is whatever you can grab and get away with. Google's added twist -- its update on the Dickensian street pickpocket -- is that if you take very little from very many people, with a technological efficiency unimaginable to Fagan and outsourced at a low cost that he would have envied, you have some real money. Google's case should be referred to the U.S. Attorney for prosecution. Equal Justice demands no less. Filed by Robert M. Kunstadt (jpo)