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Judge bars Google Book settlement

Eileen McDermott, New York

In a much overdue opinion, Judge Denny Chin said Tuesday that the proposed Google Book Search settlement would effectively reward Google “for engaging in wholesale copying of copyrighted works without permission”

Chin preliminarily approved the Amended Settlement Agreement between Google, the Authors Guild and other publishers and authors in 2009, and a fairness hearing was conducted in February last year. At the time, Chin said he...

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