Tech Rivals Unite Over Google Books Antitrust Issues

Law360, New York (August 21, 2009, 3:53 PM EDT) -- With a deadline to finalize the Google Books virtual library deal quickly approaching, technology behemoths including Microsoft Corp., Yahoo Inc. and Inc. are reportedly joining a coalition led by the nonprofit Internet Archive to take action on alleged competition issues in the settlement.

Internet Archive director Peter Brantley confirmed that his group had teamed up with numerous organizations — commercial, nonprofit, consumer and other advocacy groups — to form a coalition aiming to foster a deeper understanding of alleged anti-competition or anti-innovation issues in the...
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