Judge Denny Chin postponed the key dates for the settlement agreement in the Google Book Search case by fourth months. The deadline to opt-out of the settlement entirely is extended to September 4, as is the deadline for objections and amicus briefs. The fairness hearing will be held on October 7. A new party has entered the scene as well. Yesterday a group of academic authors represented by Pamela Samuelson at the Berkeley School of Law had requested a six-month extension of the deadlines.