Friday, July 03, 2009

Another cloud over google?

American authorities are conducting a formal investigation into whether Google's $125m deal with the US book industry is anti-competitive.

The Department of Justice has confirmed that it is looking into the internet giant's agreement with authors' groups to pay for the right to digitise and sell millions of books.

Rumours of the investigation had been circulating for several months, but the Department of Justice revealed on Thursday that it was running a formal inquiry in a letter to the New York judge who is also reviewing the terms of the deal.

From the Guardian.

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