In March, U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin in New York rejected a proposed $125 million settlement over the largest Web-search provider’s plan to create the world’s biggest digital library, saying the deal would be unfair to authors.
“Since Judge Chin’s rejection of the negotiated settlement agreement on March 22, the parties have held conversations to determine if a revised agreement is possible that would meet the court’s objections,” Tom Allen, the Association of American Publishers Inc.’s president, said in an e-mailed statement today. “Those conversations are ongoing and if not successful, the litigation will resume in order to protect the intellectual property rights of authors and publishers.”
Full piece at Bloomberg.