Just a quick note to say that the Google Book Search lawsuit has entered a new "pause" and will thus be delayed further. Among the salvos that Google and the Author's Guild have fired back and forth are those around the question of whether the Author's Guild can legally represent all authors against Google. As I recall, the Author's Guild has something on the order of 5,000 members, all alive (as far as I know), while Google's digitization now covers somewhere upwards to 10 million books and probably nearly as many authors, from the days of early printed works to the present.
Google challenged the Author's Guild as class representative of all authors, but Judge Denny Chin, the judge who has seen this case through most of its life, allowed the suit to go forward with the Guild as class representative. This has been reversed by an appeals court judge, which means that the question of class representation must be decided before the suit can continue.