California Professors Object to Google Settlement

August 18, 2009

Many University of California professors are urging a federal judge to alter the proposed settlement of the suit against Google over its plans to build a mammoth digital library, The New York Times reported. The professors are not asking for the settlement to be blocked, but to be altered, arguing that the authors' groups that started the litigation didn't adequately represent the interests of academic authors, who share their concerns about Google dominating access to older works, but who are more likely than other authors to value the ideals of open access.

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