Thursday, September 03, 2009

Amazon Objects to Google's Books Pact - WSJ.com

Next steps in this context won’t be dull…

Lawyers for Amazon.com Inc. blasted Google Inc.'s copyright settlement with the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers as an anticompetitive agreement that would increase how much consumers pay for digital books and undermine Congress's role in amending copyright law to address changes in technology.

The Seattle e-commerce giant filed a legal brief late Tuesday with the U.S. District Court in New York, formally intervening in the settlement that has drawn a wide range of critics and supporters from across the publishing industry. Others, including Sony Corp. have expressed their intention to file briefs in support of the settlement .

Amazon Objects to Google's Books Pact - WSJ.com

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