Corrected April 13: An earlier version of this story incorrectly characterized the source of Consumer Watchdog's revenue.
A proposed settlement in a copyright lawsuit involving Google's book search has drawn applause, envy, and from a handful of critics, an attempt to derail the deal.
The settlement covers orphan works, meaning books that are still copyrighted but whose copyright holders can't be located. Google would like to scan in and digitize those books as part of its efforts to create a digital library of impressive breadth and scale.
Millions of orphaned works are currently hidden away in library … Read more