US Justice Dept wants changes to Google book deal (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

The US Justice Department has advised a court to reject a legal settlement between Google and authors and publishers that would allow the Internet giant to scan and sell millions of books online.

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Government Urges Changes to Google Books Deal (New York Times)

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

The Justice Department said late Friday that a proposed legal settlement between Google and book authors and publishers should not be approved by the court without modifications.

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Feds balk at Google book deal, hopes for changes (AP via Yahoo! News)

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

The U.S. Justice Department advised a federal judge Friday that a proposed legal settlement giving Google Inc. the digital rights to millions of out-of-print books threatens to thwart competition and drive up prices unless it’s revised.

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Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo! oppose Google book deal (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo! joined an alliance opposing the legal settlement which would allow Google to digitize and sell millions of books in a move the Internet giant dismissed as “sour grapes.”

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Google?s Plan for Out-of-Print Books Is Challenged (International Herald Tribune)

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

A legal settlement giving Google online rights to out-of-print orphan books is being challenged in court.

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