LCA Releases Diagram Charting Many Ways Forward For Google Books Settlement—UPDATED Nov. 18, 2013

On March 4, 2010, the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announce the release of “GBS March Madness: Paths Forward for the Google Books Settlement.” This diagram, developed by Jonathan Band, explores the many possible routes and outcomes of the Google Books Settlement, including avenues into the litigation and appeals process. The updated version reflects Judge Chin’s March 2011 rejection of the settlement and suggested modification as well as Judge Chin’s November 2013 granting of Google’s motion for summary judgement against the Authors Guild, finding that Google’s scan and snippet display was a fair use. The Authors Guild has announced its intention to appeal.

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