Who opted out of the Google Books settlement thus far? Approximately 6,500 authors and other literary entities including such writers as Michael Chabon, Thomas Pynchon, Kurt Busiek, and, of course, Ursula Le Guin.
After a federal hearing in Manhattan last Thursday, Judge Dennis Chin delayed a ruling which could potentially allow Google to license entire libraries via their "Google Books" program. Authors choosing to opt out of the Google deal had to do so by January 28, 2010. Among those choosing to sidestep this epic legal (and ethical) quagmire were some of our favorite scifi and speculative fiction authors. You can find the entire list of those opting out at The Public Index.
[Via Guardian UK]