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Order Overturning Google Books Settlement

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By Kevin Fayle on March 23, 2011 10:10 AM

A federal district court judge in New York has rejected the settlement between Google and the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers over Google's plans to digitize millions of books currently available in libraries.  Judge Denny Chin concluded that the settlement was not fair, adequate and reasonable since it would give Google a significant advantage over its competitors by allowing the company to reproduce copyrighted works without permission. Order Overturning Google Books Settlement