The Google Book Settlement fairness hearing has been postponed from 7 October (order here). The next steps are presumably that the parties will redraft the Settlement in collaboration with the Department of Justice. Although this will take a while, the revised draft will bear the stamp of approval of the US govt, so it will be very persuasive, won't it?
Not to the French. Google was in court today in France over the same thing ... verdict expected before Christmas.
Those who think enough trees have been demolished in this cause should remember that it concerns almost everything every written (that's in copyright).