Chabon, Bloom, Lethem Balk At Google Books Deal

Law360, New York (September 8, 2009, 2:10 PM EDT) -- Best-selling novelists Michael Chabon and Jonathan Lethem, Yale University professor Harold Bloom, Yahoo Inc., the government of France and a slew of others have objected to Google Inc.'s online library settlement, raising concerns about competition, consumer privacy and intellectual property.

Over a dozen objections and amicus briefs were filed on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York opposing the $125 million deal forged last year between Google Inc. and trade publishers and authors represented by the Authors Guild and the...
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