Google Book Settlement: Amended Settlement Agreement Filed

On November 13, 2009, the parties in Authors Guild, et al. v. Google Inc. have filed an amendment to the Original Settlement in response to discussions with the United States Department of Justice and objections to the Original Settlement. The Amended Settlement Agreement, awaiting Court approval, may be found at

Also downloadable from this website is the Supplemental Notice, which, if approved, will be sent out by the Notice Provider in early December 2009. It is not designed to replace the original Notice, but to supplement that Notice. We would advise you not to disseminate the Supplemental Notice yet, but wait until it has been approved by the Court to be circulated in early December.

The deadline to claim Books and Inserts for Cash Payments has been extended from January 5, 2010 to March 31, 2011. The Removal deadline as to Google has been extended from April 5, 2011 to March 9, 2012. (The Removal deadline as to the libraries' digital copies remains April 5, 2011.)