Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dept. of Justice: GBS 2.0 fails to address antitrust and copyright concerns

Reuters reports that the United States Dept. of Justice has objected to the revised Google Books Search settlement (GBS 2.0) because the proposed deal fails to address antitrust and copyright concerns. "At this time, in the view of the United States, the public interest would best be served by direction from the court encouraging the continuation of settlement discussions between the parties and, if the Court so chooses, guidance as to those aspects of the ASA (amended settlement agreement) that need to be addressed," the DOJ said in a court filing.

U.S. District Judge Denny Chin has scheduled a fairness hearing on GBS 2.0 for February 18th.

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