We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Book Deal Puts Google Under Antitrust Microscope

Law360 (April 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Google Inc. has once again found itself in the sights of U.S. antitrust regulators, this time over a settlement the Internet giant reached in 2008 with authors and publishers over the company's efforts to build a massive online library.

In October, Google agreed to pay $125 million and create an ambitious royalty registry for books to resolve a long-running copyright battle over its plan to digitize huge numbers of books.

The U.S. Department of Justice is now examining the settlement for potential antitrust implications. The inquiry...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.