Thursday, October 08, 2009

Judge Tells Google to Revise Its Book Pact by Nov. 9 - NYTimes.com

A Google Books update 

The Justice Department, which submitted a 32-page filing to the court on Sept. 18, said it was concerned the agreement could violate antitrust law by giving Google “de facto exclusive rights for the digital distribution of orphan works.” Orphan works are books whose authors are unknown or cannot be found. The Justice Department also said it wanted the settlement to comply with procedures for class-action lawsuits.

But the department also said it hoped the agreement could be saved because of its many benefits to readers and scholars.

Judge Tells Google to Revise Its Book Pact by Nov. 9 - NYTimes.com

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