Opponents Face Off Over Google Books Deal

Law360, New York (February 18, 2010, 8:28 PM EST) -- After a nearly five-hour-long contentious hearing before a packed courtroom, the judge tasked with sifting through the antitrust, intellectual property and privacy concerns raised by a proposed settlement to let Google Inc. create a massive digital library refused to rule on the dispute Thursday, saying there was "just too much to digest."

Representatives for about 20 of the roughly 500 objectors to the amended settlement agreement raised a variety of concerns over the adequacy of the notice, the scope of the settlement and the propriety of...
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