Writers' Groups Seek Antitrust Probe Of Google Books Deal

Law360, New York (October 9, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT) -- Google Inc.'s recent settlement resolving a copyright dispute with The McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc. and other publishers may present a threat to competitive market conditions, a trio of authors' groups said Tuesday, asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the deal's potential antitrust implications.

The American Society of Journalists and Authors, the National Writers Union and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America released a statement condemning the confidential agreement announced last week between Google and five publishers that closes the publishers' lawsuit claiming the...
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