Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The U.S. Justice Department is making antitrust inquiries into
Google Inc.’s settlement with authors and publishers over the Internet
giant’s project to scan millions of books and put them online. The Justice Department also contacted Consumer Watchdog after the Santa
Monica advocacy group sent it a letter expressing concerns about the
deal. "They talked to us with what I thought was great interest," John
Simpson of Consumer Watchdog said.