The plot thickens for Google Books
Critics of Google’s controversial pact with authors and publishers may get some more high-profile chances to air their grievances.
The European Union said Monday that it would hold a hearing on Sept. 7 to review the settlement Google struck to gain copyright licenses over millions of digital works. The settlement pertains to the operation of Google’s book search service in U.S. But the European Union could still voice its opinions on the hot topic of whether the settlement stymies competition to other parties reviewing it, which include the U.S. Justice Department and a federal court that has yet to approve the pact.