Amazon Draws Battle Lines Over Google Books Deal

Law360, New York (September 3, 2009, 1:53 PM EDT) -- Digital book retailer Amazon.com Inc. has taken a strong stand against the proposed Google Books virtual library deal, saying the class action settlement between Google Inc. and authors' groups represents an unprecedented bid to rewrite copyright law to Google's advantage.

In response to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York's call for comments on the proposed $125 million settlement, Amazon filed a brief Sept. 1 that accused Google and settling parties, including The Authors Guild Inc., of crafting a deal that restrains...
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