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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Google gives ground to Europe over digital books deal: report (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Google will make concessions to European publishers and authors in an attempt to stem rising anger over its move to digitise and sell millions of books online, a report said Monday.

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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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Microsoft, Yahoo Join Google Books Opposition (PC Magazine via Yahoo! News)

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Microsoft Corp and Yahoo! Inc are joining a group of opponents to a class action settlement that gives Google Inc the right to digitize millions of books, the companies said on Friday.

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EU sets hearing over Google books deal (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Monday, July 20th, 2009

The European Commission is to hold a hearing on September 7 for interested parties to comment on Google’s deal with publishers to make millions of books available online and its impact on EU writers’ rights.

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How Good (or Not Evil) Is Google? (New York Times)

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

After Google scanned millions of books without permission, some wonder how the behemoth can avoid making tsunamis instead of waves.

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U.S. asking about book deal, Google says (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Google Inc has received formal notice from the U.S. Justice Department that antitrust investigators are looking into its settlement with publishers that would help make millions of books available online.

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Google Book Service Faces European Probe (PC World)

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

The European Union joins other jurisdictions in scrutinizing Google’s plan to make the content of millions of books available online.

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Libraries skeptical of Google books settlement (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Skeptical library groups asked on Monday for “rigorous oversight” of Google’s agreement with authors and publishers that would allow it to put millions of books online.

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