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Libraries Push Strict Oversight Of Google Book Deal

Law360 (May 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The American Library Association and two research library groups are calling for rigorous oversight of a proposed agreement between Google Inc. and authors over Google Book Search, arguing that the project could create an unfair competitive environment for libraries seeking to tap into the digitized database.

The ALA, along with the Association of College and Research Libraries and Association of Research Libraries, filed a brief Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, pointing out the possible consequences for libraries from...
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