Opponents line up on revised Google book deal

San Jose Business Journal


Amazon said the revised agreement "continues to give Google exclusive rights likely to lead to a monopoly" in its objection filed on Wednesday.

A group of academic authors led by University of California, Berkeley, Professor Pam Samuelson also filed an objection, saying, “We do not believe that the settlement of a class action lawsuit is a proper way to make such a profound set of changes in rights of authors and publishers, in markets for books, and procedures for resolving disputes as the (settlement) would bring about.”