Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Google Book Search Copyright Class Action Settlement

I have talked at length in previous posts about the proposed Google Book Search Copyright Class Action Settlement. In my opinion, the settlement is a raw deal for copyright holders and consumers due to many issues that I have discussed in some of my older posts. One of the most important sections of the settlement is the cash payment section that discusses how copyright holders are compensated for their work. Many rights holders will not be pleased with the details.

If you made a claim by the filing deadline and receive documentation from the lawsuit claims administrator you should read the documents thoroughly. If you disagree with your claim determination you may want to consider sending a rejection of the claim determination certified return receipt. If the company contacts you and states that there is nothing more they can do and asks you to send a letter or email stating that you now agree with their claim determination you may want to consider contacting an attorney to assist you with the claims process.

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