This just in:
The U.S. Justice Department is officially investigating antitrust issues that may be prevalent in the Google Book Project. Google has been officially served with a formal information request from the Justice Department. The Justice Department is also investigating Lagardere’s Hachette Book Group. You can read the Reuters news article by clicking on “U.S. Asking About Book Deal, Google Says.”
Meanwhile, back at the farm and in a separate action, the federal courts will assess the Google Book Settlement in a fairness hearing on October 7th, 2009.
Copyright 2009 Teresa Frohock