Google’s author of books settlement jumps ship to Twitter while DOJ investigates his deal

Talk about your getting while the getting’s good…Paid Content reports that the chief architect of the Google Books settlement is leaving the company to take a general counsel job at Twitter. Yep, Alexander Macgillivray tossed $60 into the author tip jar, and probably cashed out his Google options and will no doubt get a bunch of Twitter options.

The rich keep on getting richer.

Good thing he’s made some on-the-record statements that will help in the Department of Justice investigation into potential Sherman Act violations.

And oh, by the way, if you’re a fan of Google Books, you’ll love this story in the Independent: “Two weeks to save Britain’s book trade