I just received the following email from Kinsella Media, LLC, in Washington DC:
[We are] the court-approved Notice Provider in the Google Book Search Settlement. We are in charge of distributing information about the settlement to authors (and publishers) worldwide. The legal rights of authors who are your readers or members may be affected by the Settlement. Therefore we would very much appreciate it if you would share with them information about the Settlement, particularly recently extended key dates. I’ve attached a press release about the extended dates as well as the Summary Notice about the settlement.
As an author your legal rights may be affected by the proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit regarding Google’s scanning of books and other writings. A summary of the Google Book Search settlement is available here
. Please read this summary carefully. If you have questions about the settlement, please visit hgooglebooksettlement.com or contact the Settlement Administrator at BookSettlement @ rustconsulting.com or 1.888.356.0248.
If you do pass along the information, we would be grateful for a quick email reply summarizing your efforts. We are presenting a report to the court and want to ensure it is as comprehensive as possible.
An absolutely mammoth (and eye-bleed-inducing) amount of text is available at googlebooksettlement.com, but I’m curious: if you’re an author and you fall within the specified perameters (we do not, for the record), which option did you choose, and why?
Do you find thegooglebooksettlement.com information helpful? What has been the most helpful in enabling you to understand the settlement and how it might affect you? Or are you still not sure what this means?