DOJ urges court to reject Google book settlement


In a blow to Google and its plan to digitize millions of out-of-print books, the U.S. Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to reject Google's proposed $125 million settlement with the Authors Guild, "due to concerns of the United States regarding class action, copyright and antitrust law."

While the Justice Dept.'s brief is a setback for Google (GOOG), the feds left the door open to a possible compromise by encouraging additional settlement talks.

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