GBS: The CCIA Jumps into the Fray?

The Computer and Communications Industry Association is apparently even more interested in the Google Book Search case than I realized. Last week, they sponsored the panel at the National Press Club with me, David Balto, and Jonathan Band. Now I see that they plan to file an amicus brief with the court. Their attorney, Matthew Schruers, has moved for admission pro hac vice, a first step along the path to his filing an amicus brief on their behalf. (How do I know they plan to enter as an amicus? Because the caption of the motion refers to them as “Amicus Curiae Computer and Communications Industry Association.” I look forward to seeing what should be an interesting filing.