Google Library Opposed by Justice Department

The Daily Californian


Professor of law and information Pamela Samuelson, who co-authored the petition, said portions of the Justice Department's statement could provide reasons for the case to be decided by the U.S. Congress. According to the statement, the Google settlement is "inconsistent with the policy of the Copyright Act, as established by Congress," and certain provisions are "better suited for legislative consideration."

"The Department of Justice indicated that it is willing to work with parties on legislative strategies," Samuelson said.

Campus librarian Michaelyn Burnette said librarians are also concerned that the settlement would give Google too much control over information and would affect campus libraries.