Consumer Watchdog Urges Court to Reject Google Books Deal

Sep 11, 2009


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Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group formerly known as the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, has filed a brief with U.S. District Court's Southern District of New York urging the court to reject the proposed Google Books deal. In its brief, the group claims that the proposed settlement is anti-competitive and in violation of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, an international copyright treaty. Consumer Watchdog also found fault with Google's proposed privacy policy, which it called inadequate. A hearing on the settlement is scheduled for Oct. 7.

(www.consumerwatchdog.org)