Libraries Renew Push For Google Books Oversight

Law360, New York (December 18, 2009, 4:01 PM EST) -- The American Library Association and two research library groups are again calling for rigorous oversight of a deal regarding Google Inc.'s plans for a digital repository of an estimated 20 million in- and out-of-print books, arguing that the online book project could result in abusive pricing.

In a letter sent Tuesday to William Cavanaugh, deputy assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, the ALA — along with the Association of College and Research Libraries and Association of Research Libraries — urged “active...
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