Google prepared to compromise on digital books deal

by admin September 21, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Undaunted by widespread opposition, Google is pressing ahead with its plans to create a vast digital library, following a cautiously positive response from the Justice Department.

In a filing late Friday, the Justice Department said that the deal was unacceptable in its present form, but that the parties concerned were modifying the agreement to appease some of its critics. The move is likely to cause delays.

“We are considering the points raised by the department and look forward to addressing them as the court proceedings continue,” said Google, the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers in a joint statement.

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