Week 5 (Oct. 25): The outcome & class certification | Tom Rubin | September 02, 2017

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Week 5 (Oct. 25): The outcome & class certification

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Nearly two and a half years after the settlement was filed, the court issued a decision rejecting it. We will study the lead up to Judge Chin’s decision rejecting the settlement, including a Congressional hearing and the fairness hearing, and closely analyze the court’s decision. [first half of class]

The digital age offers the promise of democratizing creativity and providing creators with unprecedented opportunity to build audiences and distribute works how and where they see fit. The class action issues in the Google Books case highlighted the heterogeneous nature of creators today. We will look at the interests and arguments that led to class certification being granted by the district court and then overturned on appeal. [second half of class]

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