Important Deadline Extended in Google Book Search Copyright Settlement



    NEW YORK, April 28 /CNW/ -- The federal court overseeing the Google Book
Search Copyright Settlement today extended the Opt-Out Deadline in the case
from May 5, 2009 to September 4, 2009 (the "Extended Opt-Out Deadline").  The
Extended Opt-Out Deadline is the new date by which class members must decide
whether to remain in the Settlement Class and receive the benefits of the
Settlement, object to the Settlement, or opt out of the Settlement.
    

    
    The change in the Opt-Out Deadline has caused the Final Fairness Hearing
date to be rescheduled, from June 11, 2009 to October 7, 2009.  This is the
new date of the hearing for the court to consider whether to grant final
approval of the settlement.  All other deadlines and key dates in the case
remain the same, including May 5, 2009 as the date on or before which a book
must have been scanned in order to be entitled to a Cash Payment.
    

    
    Online claims-filing and detailed information about the Settlement are
available at http://www.googlebooksettlement.com in 36 languages.
    

    Contact:

    
    Counsel for Author Sub-Class:  Michael J. Boni and Joanne Zack, Boni &
Zack LLC, Bala Cynwyd, PA, 610-822-0200, http://www.bonizack.com,
bookclaims@bonizack.com
    

    
    Counsel for Publisher Sub-Class:  Jeffrey P. Cunard and Bruce P. Keller,
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY, 212-909-6000,
http://www.debevoise.com, bookclaims@debevoise.com
    



    




For further information:

For further information: Michael J. Boni and Joanne Zack, Boni & Zack
LLC, Counsel for Author Sub-Class, +1-610-822-0200, bookclaims@bonizack.com;
or Jeffrey P. Cunard and Bruce P. Keller, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Counsel
for Publisher Sub-Class, +1-212-909-6000, bookclaims@debevoise.com Web Site:
http://www.googlebooksettlement.com                 http://www.bonizack.com 
               http://www.debevoise.com

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