The Authors Guild et al v. Google Inc.
LETTER addressed to Office of the Clerk J. Michael McMahon from Diana Kimpton dated 1/10/10 re: that as a result of the within objections, I ask the court to refuse to certify the class and to reject the Amended Settlement Agreement. If the Amended Settlement goes back for renegotiation, the minimum changes required include a) limiting its scope to books published in the USA b) limiting its scope to allowing Google to scan books for search purposes only and to display snippets of strictly limited length, determined as a percentage of the whole work or insert. c) treating all in-copyright books the same so that no book that is still in copyright could be used in any way by Google without the express consent ofthe copyright holder. This would remove all the problems associated with deciding if a book is Not Commercially Available, remove the need for an unclaimed works fiduciary and give all copyright holders the protection they are entitled to under International Copyright Law. (pl)