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Google Book Deal

It's About Search, Stupid

Devereux Chatillon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Devereux Chatillon

If the Google Books search settlement is approved, Google's insuperable advantage may well prevent all the other possible players, public and private, from helping to create something truly public and accessible to all.

Google's Digital Book Deal Troubles Feds:

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SAN FRANCISCO � The U.S. Justice Department still thinks a proposal to give Google the digital rights to millions of hard-to-find books threatens to...

Google Books and the High Bar for Approval: Why Opt-In May Sink the Deal

Peter Brantley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Brantley

The only way this book digitization effort makes business sense for Google is if it can amass control over a sizeable swath of rights and can monetize those rights at will in future business models.

Google Books: A High Bar for Approval

Peter Brantley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Brantley

Those of us who have been following this case closely are left scratching our heads by the actions taken by Google and its partners since the Department of Justice's intervention.

Google Books: Right Goal, Wrong Solution

Peter Brantley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Brantley

Google suggests that the worthiness of its pursuit justifies a prompt settlement in the Book Search case. But in fact, it is the very enormity of the issue that demands it be deliberated publicly, not haggled over privately.

Feds Balk At Google Books Deal

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Justice Department advised a federal judge Friday that a proposed legal settlement giving Google Inc. the digital right...

Google Facing Increasing Scrutiny From Justice Dept. Over Book Deal

Financial Times | Richard Waters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Google confirmed on Tuesday that it has come under the scrutiny of both the Department of Justice and a number of state attorneys general over a propo...