In all the reading I’ve done about the Google Books class action suit, I completely missed this (from Reuters):
Under the settlement, authors have until the end of this week to opt out of the settlement.
Please. Anyone who ever cracked open the bloody hatch on the political sausage machine knows that nothing matters except enforcement. And so far there’s nothing to enforce. Ergo Google will do whatever it wants and people will enjoy Google Books until SOMETHING BAD happens, at which point everyone will be shocked — shocked! — that there is gambling in Casablanca.
— Mark Barrett