The following petition will be sent directly to Judge Chin by January 28th, 2010, and will also be attached as an exhibit to the brief to be submitted to the court by the NWU, ASJA, and SFWA. After that it may be used in publicity for our side of the issue.
Everyone who has joined my list of authors opposing the Settlement will be a signatory of the letter — except those who don’t want to be.
Signing the letter does not involve you in a legal action of any kind; we are simply submitting an opinion to the court. But if you don’t want your signature on the letter, just write me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Book View Cafe blog and say: Take my name off the letter, please.
You must do so by January 25th, 2010. After that the letter and signatures may be out of my hands.
The list is still open — people may continue signing on until January 25th. I invite you to join us in defense of authors’ rights!
And my heartfelt thanks to all of you who are speaking out with me this way.
Writer Ursula K. Le Guin is not shutting up about this.
Add your name and help her give some back!
Previously at Mike Cane 2008:
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Writer Ursula K. Le Guin Nails Authors Guild
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