May 18, 2022

Google Book Settlement Status Conference Begins and Ends in a Matter of Minutes

A GBS status conference that was scheduled for today did take place. However, according to Google Book Settlement expert, Professor James Grimmelmann, “Absolutely nothing happened.”

Actually, this is what happened. If you blinked you might have missed it.

Both parties asked Judge Chin for more time to talk, he agreed, and then set July 19th for another status conference.

That’s all folks.

Thank to Professor Grimmelmann for the update.

See Also: Video: What Next for Google Books? (via Law Librarians Blog)

A Panel Discussion Featuring:

James Grimmelmann, New York Law School (moderator)
Jonathan Band, Policy Bandwidth
Kenneth Crews, Columbia University Copyright Advisory Office

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.