InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Amazon.com’s Request to Block Preliminary Approval of Google Book Settlement Rejected

a.com_logo_RGB1.jpgA federal judge has rejected Amazon.com (AMZN)’s request to prevent “preliminary approval” of the Google Books settlement.

Here’s more from Reuters: “In a Tuesday ruling, U.S. District Judge Denny Chin said he planned to conduct a ‘thorough fairness analysis’ of the settlement at a February 18, 2010 hearing and Amazon could argue its case then.”

All year Google (GOOG) and the Authors Guild have struggled to finalize over Google’s efforts to scan millions of pages of books into an online database. When asked about the settlement in June, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wondered why Google should “get a prize for violating a large series of copyrights.”

Mediabistro Course

Food Writing

Food WritingStarting October 8, work with the food features editor at Everyday with Rachel Ray to develop your portfolio! Gabriella Gershenson will teach you how how to write a successful food piece, conceive story ideas, land assignments to get attention from foodies, and build authority in the food writing community. Register now!