Google books agreement torpedoed by US court
Computer screen displaying Google eBooks The court ruled that Google's deal with authors and publishers would give it an unfair advantage
An agreement between Google and publishers over the web firm's publication of books online has been blocked by a US court.
The web giant has scanned millions of books and made them available online via its eBooks platform.
Google had negotiated the deal to settle a six-year-old class action suit claiming infringement of copyright.
But the New York court said the deal would "simply go too far", giving Google an unfair competitive advantage. View full BBC article
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