US Justice Department Looks to Restructure Google Books Settlement

The US Jus­tice Depart­ment offi­cial­ly weighed in today on the Google Books set­tle­ment with pub­lish­ers and authors. On the plus side for Google, the gov­ern­ment wants to see the project con­tin­ue because it has clear social ben­e­fits. On the down­side, the DOJ has con­cerns about antitrust and copy­right issues, and it’s look­ing for the deal to get restruc­tured. You can get more details in The Wall Street Jour­nal. It’s late. I’m out.

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