Introduction

If you’re new to the settlement, on this page you’ll find papers, videos, and links to help you get up to speed.

If You Have a Few Minutes

John Timpane of the Philadelphia Inquirer offers an overview of the Google Books Search controversy.

Mike Swift of the Mercury News describes some potential hurdles and solutions.

Google has a brief overview of the settlement on its site.

If You Have a Few Hours

What Next for Google Books? from The Public Index on Vimeo.

Pamela Samuelson speculates about the future of books in cyberspace, examining the context of the settlement and its various outcomes.

The official settlement administration site has an 82-question FAQ that walks through many parts of the settlement.

Matthew Sag has a series of YouTube videos walking through the settlement’s provisions:

If You Have a Few Days

Jonathan Band has written extensively on the settlement. The Long and Winding Road to the Google Books Settlement offers a comprehensive analysis of the settlement’s history and current amended state.

The Public-Interest Book Search Initiative at New York Law School’s Objections to the Google Books Settlement and Responses in the Amended Settlement summarizes objections made to the initial proposed settlement and changes in the revised settlement.