The inquiry does not necessarily mean that the department will oppose the settlement, which is subject to a court review. But it suggests that some of the concerns raised by critics, who say the settlement would unfairly give Google an exclusive license to profit from millions of books, have resonated with the Justice Department.
Apr 28, 2009
DOJ questions Google's online library
The Justice Department has opened an inquiry into an agreement that gives Google exclusive rights to publish millions of books online. The New York Times reports: