The Authors Guild et al v. Google Inc.

Filing 824

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Cindy A. Cohn on behalf of Electronic Frontier Foundation et al. (Cohn, Cindy)

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The Author's Guild et al v. Google Inc. Doc. 824 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ---------------------------------------------------------------The Authors Guild, Inc., Association of American Publishers, Inc., et al., Plaintiffs, v. Google Inc., Defendant. ---------------------------------------------------------------- x : : : : : : : : : : : x Case No. 05 CV 8136-DC NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPEAR BY PRIVACY AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS ECF CASE Cindy Cohn (admitted pro hac vice) Jennifer Granick Electronic Frontier Foundation 454 Shotwell Street San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 436-9333 x108 cindy@eff.org Jennifer Lynch (admitted pro hac vice) Jason Schultz Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic UC Berkeley School of Law 389 Simon Hall Berkeley, CA 94720 (510) 642-7515 jlynch@law.berkeley.edu Aden J. Fine American Civil Liberties Union Foundation 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor New York, NY 10001 (212) 549-2693 affine@aclu.org David I. Pankin The Law Offices of David I. Pankin, P.C. 48 Willoughby Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 243-2444 dpankin@pankinlaw.com Dockets.Justia.com I, Cindy A. Cohn, hereby notify the Court of my intent to appear at the Fairness Hearing in the above-captioned case, currently scheduled for February 18, 2010 pursuant to the Order of this Court of November 19, 2009 (Document 772). As explained in the Objection filed on September, 8, 2009 (Document 281), I will be appearing as counsel for several objecting members of the proposed Author Sub-Class identified as the Privacy Authors and Publishers. The Amended Settlement fails to address any of the privacy concerns raised by the Privacy Authors and Publishers. In accordance with the Court's Order of November 19, 2009 (Document 772), therefore, we have not filed an additional objection at this juncture. Nonetheless, our original Objections remain and we wish to address them before the Court at the Fairness Hearing. Because of the lack of privacy protections in the settlement, the resulting Google Books services will deter readers, thereby harming the expressive and financial interest of authors. It will also harm these authors by interfering with their own freedom to read without being tracked. The Privacy Authors and Publishers were not adequately represented in the settlement negotiations, and the settlement itself is not fair, reasonable or adequate to the class members or to the public. I hereby certify that I am admitted to practice Pro Hac Vice before this Court. Respectfully submitted, By /s/Cindy A. Cohn DATED: January 27, 2010 Cindy Cohn (pro hac vice) Electronic Frontier Foundation 454 Shotwell Street San Francisco, CA 94110 Jennifer Lynch (pro hac vice) Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic UC Berkeley School of Law 389 Simon Hall Berkeley, CA 94720 Aden J. Fine American Civil Liberties Union Foundation 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor New York, NY 10001 David I. Pankin The Law Offices of David I. Pankin, P.C. 48 Willoughby Street Brooklyn, NY 11201