March 22, 2011 -- Professor Douglas Lichtman commented on a judge rejecting the proposed Google Digital Library settlement. His comments appear in an American Lawyer article.
In an e-mail, UCLA law professor Douglas Lichtman said an opt-in approach would certainly reduce the number of books available to Google users, but it could also make the Google digital library project more likely to withstand long-term challenges. "Copyright and antitrust law are drawing lines here for good reasons, and Judge Chin today rightly reminded Google that it, too, must obey those constraints," he said.
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