Wednesday, April 29, 2009

DOJ to Probe Google Deal

Well if I'd know this was going to be Google Books Settlement week I would have just planned one big post and had done with it, but since the drip-drip continues ... today's big news is that the Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into the settlement deal. "The inquiry does not necessarily mean that the department will oppose the settlement, which is subject to a court review. But it suggests that some of the concerns raised by critics, who say the settlement would unfairly give Google an exclusive license to profit from millions of books, have resonated with the Justice Department."

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