April 29, 2009

Google Book Search Settlement Under Fire

Late last year, Google announced that it had reached a settlement with major publishers that would end their copyright lawsuit against Google Books. The settlement would put in place an agreement between Google and existing copyright holders, and give the search giant rights to out-of-print and orphaned works — those for which the copyright holder cannot be identified. A final approval was scheduled for May.

Now, reports ars technica, a judge has it approved a four-month extension of the approval process, as opposition to the settlement is increasing among some publishers and academic institutions, and the Department of Justice is looking into the antitrust implications of the deal.

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