DOJ Calls For New Deal In Google Books Settlement

Law360, New York (September 21, 2009, 8:11 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice explained its antitrust and copyright concerns over a proposed $125 million class settlement between author and publisher groups and Google Inc. Friday but said it supported the parties' ongoing negotiations to reach a revised deal addressing criticism from writers, competitors and regulators over the planned online library.

The federal government said it supported the creation of an independent book rights registry that would make it easier to identify the ownership of out-of-print and so-called orphan books in its statement of interest...
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