Week 3 (Oct. 11): The settlement | Tom Rubin | September 02, 2017


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Week 3 (Oct. 11): The settlement

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The Google Books project promised to enliven moribund works, create massive utility, and depressurize the copyright system. Copyright owners disagreed and sued, but the parties soon turned to quietly crafting a sweeping, lasting, and amicable resolution that took the world by storm. We will study the process, structure, and terms of the complex settlement. EDIT PLAYLIST INFORMATION DELETE PLAYLIST

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  1. 1 Show/Hide More Authors Guild v Google settlement agreement dated 10/28/08

    1. Whereas clauses
    2. Article I – Definitions (as you encounter terms in other provisions)
    3. Article II – Settlement Benefits (whole thing)
    4. Article III – Google Book Search (whole thing)
    5. Article IV – Economic Terms (4.1(a)(i), 4.1(a)(ii), 4.1(d), 4.2(a), 4.3(a), 4.3(b), 4.4, 4.5(a), 4.5(b)(vi), 4.7)
    6. Article V – Other Settlement Benefits (5.1, 5.2, 5.5)
    7. Article VI –Registry (6.1, 6.2(b), 6.3(a), 6.5)
    8. Article VII – Libraries (7.2(a), 7.2(b)(v), 7.2(b)(vi), 7.2(b)(vii), 7.2(d)(i), 7.2(d)(iii), 7.2(d)(vi-x))
    9. Article X – Releases (10.1(f), 10.2(b)(ii), 10.2(h))
    10. Article XVI – Right to Terminate Agreement
    11. Attachment M – Settlement Agreement between Publishers and Google

    Attachment A – Author / Publisher Procedures
    Attachment C – Plan of Allocation
    Attachment I – Notice of Class Action Settlement
    Attachment J – Summary Notice of Class Action Settlement


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