Google Seeks Permission To Subpoena Rivals

Law360, New York (October 6, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As part of its effort to fight copyright lawsuits related to its Google Print book-scanning project, Google Inc. is seeking to subpoena information from Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Amazon Inc.

Google filed the subpoena requests Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Google is hoping the requested information from the companies’ rival projects—including book lists, costs, estimated sales, dealings with publishers and the possible benefit or harm to copyright owners—will help its case against publishers and authors.

Google has...
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