Friday, July 03, 2009

U.S. Confirms Inquiry Into Google Books Deal - NYTimes.com

Reading the fine print…

In a letter to the federal judge charged with reviewing the settlement, the Justice Department said it was reviewing concerns that the agreement could violate the Sherman Antitrust Act.

“At this preliminary stage, the United States has reached no conclusions as to the merit of those concerns or more broadly what impact this settlement may have on competition,” William F. Cavanaugh, a deputy assistant attorney general, said in the letter. “However, we have determined that the issues raised by the proposed settlement warrant further inquiry.”

U.S. Confirms Inquiry Into Google Books Deal - NYTimes.com

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