I got this email and thought I would post it in full. You’ll probably see it around the web. I’m going to, one of these days, post my thoughts on the Google Settlement. Honestly I kind of fear it.
Date: Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 2:30 PM
Subject: Legal Information Re: Google ¹s Scanning of Books and Other Writings
You are receiving this notice because we believe your members or readers may be interested in the settlement of a class action lawsuit regarding Google’s scanning of books and other writings. The proposed settlement affects the legal rights in the United States of authors and publishers throughout the world.
A summary of the Google Book Search settlement appears at the end of this email. Detailed information about the settlement is available at http://www.googlebooksettlement.com. Please read the full Notice, which has details about the settlement, important terms, the claims process, and key dates. It is available at http://www.googlebooksettlement.com/notice.html. These documents and assistance with the claims process are also available from the Settlement Administrator by email (BookSettlement@rustconsulting.com) or telephone (1.888.356.0248).
We would very much appreciate if you would forward these links and contact information to your members or provide them on your website. (Upon request, we are happy to provide a sidebar graphic to link to the settlement website.) If you do provide the information to your members or readers, please send us a brief email informing us of the distribution, so that we can ensure our records are comprehensive.
If you have questions about the settlement, please visit http://www.googlebooksettlement.com or email the Settlement Administrator at BookSettlement@rustconsulting.com. If you have questions about distributing the Notice or about the ongoing program to notify class members worldwide about this settlement, please contact the Notice Provider at GoogleSettlement@kinsella-novak.com.