Google Books Deal Spurs Alliance Over Antitrust Woes

Law360, New York (August 26, 2009, 7:17 PM EDT) -- A collective of librarians, authors, publishers and technology companies including Amazon.com, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. has banded together in firm opposition to the Google Books online virtual library settlement, which the group says will give Google and the publishers it settled with an anti-competitive edge.

The Open Book Alliance, announced Wednesday, will “counter” the proposed $125 million Google Books deal forged last year between Google Inc. and trade publishers and authors represented by the Authors Guild and the American Association of Publishers to settle several...
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