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Submission + - Google book settlement raises hackles

maximus1 writes: Microsoft, Amazon.com and Yahoo plan to join a consortium to fight a proposed settlement Google has made with authors and publishers over its Google Book Search service. The coalition, which is being formed by the Internet Archive and tentatively called the Open Book Alliance, will be announced in the next couple of weeks, according to a report published in The New York Times. It plans to oppose the agreement in briefs to the court and tell the U.S. Department of Justice that the deal is anticompetitive. The settlement could help authors monetize digital work and readers to access millions of out-of-print books. But critics have argued that the settlement could have widespread implications and limit competition in the digital book space.
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Google book settlement raises hackles

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