Thursday, April 30, 2009

Justice Dept Looking at Google Settlement

The New York Times had an article on Tuesday, reporting that the Justice Department is looking into the "antitrust implications" of the proposed Google settlement with authors over Google Book Search:
Lawyers for the Justice Department have been in conversations in recent weeks with various groups opposed to the settlement, including the Internet Archive and Consumer Watchdog. More recently, Justice Department lawyers notified the parties to the settlement, including Google, and representatives for the Association of American Publishers and the Authors Guild, that they were looking into various antitrust issues related to the far-reaching agreement.
No one from Google, the Justice Department, the Authors Guild or the Association of American Publishers was available to comment on the story.

Read the entire article here.

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