Friday, May 01, 2009

Google Books Settlement May be Hitting Trouble

The New York Times reported here yesterday that the Google Books settlement has attracted interest from the Justice Department, who are starting to wonder whether it violates antitrust principles. (you think?)

It also reports that the judge, Denny Chin, has ordered the settlement will be delayed another four months at the request of authors, who want more time to consider the terms of the settlement. The original deadline of May 5 will now be extended into September.

Library Journal has a brief statement about it here, with a very helpful and wide-ranging set of links here.

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