GBS: Filings Roundup for Monday, August 31

  • CDT requested and received permission to file an amicus brief on privacy issues.
  • The German government filed objections to the settlement, on the grounds that it contravenes German, European, and treaty law. (Civil procedure note: the brief describes itself as an “objection,” but the government appears to be proceeding as an amicus curiae rather than as a class member.)
  • A coalition of publishers and publishing industry organizations from Sweden, Switzerland, German, and Austria filed a fierce objection, claiming badly deficient notice and violation of the Berne Convention, among other things.