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US state attorneys check out Google deal
11.05.09 | Philip Jones
A group of state attorneys general are looking into a proposed settlement Google Inc reached with author and publisher groups, reports Reuters. The attorneys general discussed the deal in a one-hour conference call last week, said Peter Brantley, director of the Internet Archive.
The US Justice Department is also making inquiries about the deal Google struck to settle copyright disputes arising from its project to put millions of books on the Internet.
"There was no indication that there was any specific activity planned," by the attorneys general, said Brantley. "The Department of Justice and several state attorneys general have contacted us to learn more about the impact of the settlement, and we are happy to answer their questions," a Google representative said in an e-mailed statement.