Juan Carlos Perez reports:
The U.S. Department of Justice has come out against the proposed agreement to settle copyright lawsuits that authors and major publishers filed against Google over the search company’s book search program.
“This Court should reject the Proposed Settlement in its current form and encourage the parties to continue negotiations,” reads a filing the DOJ submitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York late on Friday.
The proposed settlement must be modified by Google and the plaintiffs so that it complies with U.S. copyright and antitrust laws, the DOJ said in its filing, a 32-page Statement of Interest.
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