The Authors Guild et al v. Google Inc.
NOTICE of of Intent to Appear at Fairness Hearing. Document filed by Electronic Privacy Information Center. (Rotenberg, Marc)
The Author's Guild et al v. Google Inc.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ____________________________________ The Authors Guild, Inc., Association of ) American Publishers, Inc., et al., ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) vs. ) ) Case No. 05 CV 8136-DC Google Inc., ) ) Defendant. ) ____________________________________) NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPEAR BY THE ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER Pursuant to the Court's November 19, 2009 Order, Marc Rotenberg hereby serves notice of his intent to appear at the February 18, 2010 Fairness Hearing in the abovecaptioned matter. Mr. Rotenberg is admitted to practice before this Court, and represents the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught the Law of Information Privacy since 1990. On September 4, 2009, EPIC moved to intervene in this matter. EPIC sought intervention "for the purpose of representing the privacy interests of users of the proposed service now under consideration by the Court," interests "which have heretofore been unrepresented by any party to this lawsuit." The Court denied EPIC's motion, but invited EPIC to participate in this matter as an objector. EPIC filed objections on September 8, 2009. An electronic version of EPIC's objections was docketed on October 2, 2009.
At the Fairness Hearing, EPIC intends to represent the privacy interests of millions of American Internet users and readers. EPIC will explain how the proposed settlement mandates the collection of the most intimate personal information, threatens well-established standards that safeguard intellectual freedom, and imperils longstanding Constitutional rights, including the right to read anonymously. Furthermore, it threatens to eviscerate state library privacy laws that safeguard library patrons in the United States. EPIC is uniquely qualified to advocate for readers' privacy interests.
____/s/ Marc Rotenberg_________ Marc Rotenberg (admitted pro hac vice) Counsel of Record John Verdi Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) 1718 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 200 Washington, DC 20009 (202) 483-1140 February 3, 2010
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify under penalty of perjury that on February 3, 2010, I caused to be served, by email, copies of the foregoing NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPEAR BY THE ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER upon: Michael J. Boni Joanne Zack Boni & Zack LLC 15 St. Asaphs Road Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 Bookclaims@bonizack.com Jeffrey P. Cunard Bruce P. Keller Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP (NYC) 919 Third Avenue 31st Floor New York, NY 10022 Bookclaims@debevoise.com Daralyn J. Durie Joseph C. Gratz Durie Tangri LLP 332 Pine Street Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 94104 Bookclaims@durietangri.com