Gripes over Google Books go technical

CNet – “A number of parties have objected to the revised settlement, most notably the U.S. Department of Justice, which filed a “statement of interest”…on February 4. The department still believes that the judge should not approve the ASA, but the direction and rhetoric of its statement suggests a considerably muted set of complaints. The bulk of the government’s objections are now addressed to the manner in which the deal has been constructed–specifically, the use of class action litigation to break the legal logjam of U.S. copyright law. (The government also continues to raise antitrust “concerns,” though these are relegated to a few pages of objections at the end of its filing.)

See also, comments by Brandon Butler, of ARL.

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