Google Book Deal Needs Muscle: Consumer Watchdog

Law360, New York (September 16, 2009, 6:09 PM EDT) -- Consumer Watchdog has added its bark to the cacophony of criticism surrounding the proposed class action settlement between Google Inc. and authors and publishers over its mammoth Google Books online library project, saying the deal needs to include a serious means of legal enforcement.

The consumer advocacy group said any plan by Google to resolve opposition to the settlement must include a “binding agreement with the full force of law,” such as a consent decree, in an open letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and...
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