Hostility to Google’s proposed settlement with authors and publishers continues to build across the pond, where five state attorneys general have bemoaned the Books Rights Registry deal. US state legal advisors from Missouri, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Washington filed briefs this week, according to Market …
Whether it's stretching the law to apply state law on unclaimed property, I don't know. I suppose there might be laws on what can be done with money, so as to avoid peculation.
But which state's law should be applied?
Folow the money
"Under the settlement the registry, and not the state treasurer, would keep the proceeds on the author/s or publisher/s behalf while they continue to try and locate those individuals or groups, according to the brief filed jointly by the states."
Can you say "revenue grab?" It might be against state laws, but who formulated those laws for whose benefit, eh?