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Google Book Search deal under fire

Original post made by googlewatch, News on Mountain View's largest employer, on Apr 30, 2009


Google is under increasing scrutiny for its plans to publish books online as a lawsuit settlement with authors and publishers is under court review.
Google defended the deal and explained its benefits on its [Web Link public policy blog] today.
Meanwhile, [Web Link bloggers] are criticizing Google's efforts to commoditize and control books. The justice department has opened an anti-trust inquiry into the deal, the [Web Link New York Times reports].

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