[ALAC] Google Book Settlement Rejected (new link provided)

Jean-Jacques SUBRENAT jjs.global at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 13:42:28 UTC 2011


Dear Hong, All,

in the e-mail I sent you a few minutes ago, the link turned out to be
broken, just like the one you sent around. It's strange that this should
happen just now when "googling" for articles on the ruling.

So I tried another way, using Yahoo.fr instead of Google.fr, and found
this short article (I do hope this works):
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/22/judgment_stalls_google_settlement/

If you know of any detailed analysis of the ruling, I'd appreciate getting
the link to it.

Regards,
Jean-Jacques.

On 23/03/11 21:32, "Jean-Jacques SUBRENAT" <jjs.global at gmail.com> wrote:

>Dear Hong,
>
>yes, many of us have been waiting for this ruling, and had some concerns
>that Google's arguments would carry the day.
>
>Unfortunately, the link you provided does not seem to operate (at least
>here), so I'm providing another link, to The Guardian (I hope this one
>resolves),
>http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/23/google-online-library-pla
>n
>s-thwarted 
>
>The concerns voiced in Europe about the Google Book project underlined
>several points:
>- under the guise of an initiative in favour of civilization, Google has
>in fact developed a clever business model aimed at ensuring for itself a
>position of world dominance, with severe contract obligations imposed upon
>its partners;
>- potentially, the creation of a world monopoly, not on a product but on
>one of the treasures of human development, the visual support of
>knowledge;
>- transforming what has traditionally been a "public service" (public
>libraries) into a commercial venture, with the prospect of currently free
>or low-cost services becoming accessible only against payment;
>- a lack of transparency.
>
>A question to you, Hong: does Google have the possibility of appealing
>this latest judgment?
>
>Regards,
>Jean-Jacques.
>
>
>
>On 23/03/11 19:18, "Hong Xue" <hongxueipr at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>A long saga ended today. A federal judge rejected a *Google
>>settlement*<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704461304576216
>>9
>>23562033348.html>that
>>would allow it to post millions of
>>*books* online. It shows that Google should not be allowed to make Global
>>law through its opt-out (opt-in by default) rules to manage the world
>>knowledge.
>>
>>
>>Hong
>>
>>-- 
>>Dr. Hong Xue
>>Professor of Law
>>Director of Institute for the Internet Policy & Law (IIPL)
>>Beijing Normal University
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