Google books deal heads to New York court

Google is preparing to face opponents in a New York court over long-delayed plans to create the world’s biggest digital library.A judge will hold a fairness hearing to listen to arguments for and against a controversial deal between Google and US authors and publishers.Critics say the pact would hand the search giant a monopoly over online books sales. see:Court To Weigh Google Books Revised Settlement
Google’s revised settlement over its effort to create an online digital library will go before a federal court in New York Thursday.After the Justice Department and others raised concerns with the original settlement, Google and the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers in November announced a revised settlement, aimed at settling a class action lawsuit filed in 2005 by authors and publishers.

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