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Thursday, April 30, 2009

US justice department examining Google books settlement

Still awaiting the big tick of approval from a US judge, Google's settlement with US authors and publishers over its book scanning scheme looks as if it has met another hurdle.

The US Department of Justice has begun informal enquiries into at least one aspect of Google's sweeping settlement of lawsuits from book publishers and authors, according to two people familiar with the discussions.
This follows expressions of concern from anti-trust experts.

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