1. Could I file a class action lawsuit against Yahoo claiming to represent copyright holders and settle with them for a nominal sum - promising them all existing copyrights in exchange for 0.0001% of their revenues? It seems as though it would be difficult for holders of orphan copyrights to opt out of the settlement?
2. Can the Author's Guild and the team of lawyers that ripped off Google on behalf of a bunch of copyright holders who will never see a penny of the settlement money legally offer a less generous arrangement to Yahoo?
3. Why on earth do we allow class action lawsuits anyway, given that the only beneficiaries are the lawyers that file them?