Google Book Settlement Objection Date Extended by US Court

San Francisco US District Court Judge Denny Chin has announced an extension on the deadline for objections and amicus briefs in the Google Book Settlement case to be filed with their administration system. The court cite system maintainance from today till Tuesday morning as the reason with several impending filings still to be lodged. The deadline for these will now be Tuesday 8th September. Quite how the court did not take into account ‘scheduled maintainance’ of their filing system account is a little puzzling and one wonders if this is simply so the court can be seen to be fair on outstanding objections. Publishers and authors will still be expected to have opted out of the settlement by today. Amazon lodged their objection with the court earlier this week.
The final hearing for the Google Book Settlement is still scheduled for 7th October.

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