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State AGs, DOJ Grill Google Over Digital Book Deal

Law360 (May 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Google Inc. has been contacted by the U.S. Department of Justice and several state attorneys general with questions about a proposed settlement with authors' groups related to the Internet giant's plans for a digital database offering access to more than 20 million books.

The inquiries were only attempts to “learn more about the impact of the settlement,” according to Google, but they indicate the careful legal scrutiny under which the project has come, both by law enforcement agents and groups including libraries and digital archives, less...
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