Judge rejects Google’s attempt to create a universal library

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“A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a settlement deal Google
hammered out with publishers over its controversial Google Books
archive, saying the proposed agreement went too far in giving
Google control over the digitalization of books.

“‘The question presented is whether the [settlement agreement]
is fair, adequate, and reasonable,’ Judge Denny Chin of the U.S.
District Court in New York City wrote in his 48-page ruling. ‘I
conclude that it is not.'”

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