GBS: Around the Internets

A couple bits of flotsam from elsewhere:

  • Opposition to the settlement is brewing among Chinese authors, according to the Wall Street Journal (and see also this article in PC World.) The article quotes one representative of the China Written Works Copyright Society society as saying that authors could file lawsuits against Google in China; it also cites deadlines of June 5 to make claims and January 5 to file lawsuits. These news stories are at the wrong end of a game of telephone; there’s clearly something interesting happening in China, but the details are too garbled to know exactly what.
  • Adam Hodgin has a blog post arguing that “Google is Going for It”; based on Google’s game face and the DoJ’s incentives, he expects small changes to the settlement followed by approval.