Not surprisingly, the U.S. Justice Department came out against the proposed Google Book settlement. DOJ advised the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that it should not accept the class action settlement in The Authors Guild Inc. et al. v. Google Inc. DOJ encouraged the parties involved to continue discussions to craft a resolution that all parties affected would be willing to accept. I hope that that the U.S. Copyright Office's official position along with the U.S. Department of Justice's official position will encourage Google to make a good faith effort to resolve the outstanding issues in a manner that does not shortchange copyright holders and does not create a monopolistic system that harms consumers.
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