The Google Book Settlement fairness hearing was held yesterday (February 18th). Here are some recaps of what happened:
- Publishers Weekly
- Library Journal: Part 1 (about the morning speakers) and Part 2 (about the afternoon speakers)
Now it’s up to Judge Denny Chin to decide the fate of the Google Book Settlement.
For background on the GBS controversy, see my previous posts on the subject, which contain lots of links and other information.
That’s enough blogging for today– spring has come very early to Seattle, so I’m going outside to play in the sunshine.
Update, 2/20/10: Today James Grimmelmann posted his long, detailed, and very interesting first-person report on the fairness hearing, in which he summarizes the arguments of each speaker and the questions Judge Chin asked in response. Grimmelmann notes, “Yesterday’s fairness hearing was fascinating. Very little happened to substantively change where the case is going, but as a snapshot of the players and their positions, it was very revealing.”