A judge has given Google Inc. more time to revise a legal settlement that has drawn government scrutiny because it would give the internet search leader the digital rights to millions of out-of-print books, reports the Associated Press. Under a change approved Nov. 9, Google and groups representing U.S. authors and publishers now have until Friday, Nov. 13, to change an agreement reached more than a year ago. The revised deadline marked the latest twist in a copyright lawsuit that the authors and publishers filed against Google’s digital book project four years ago. The revisions to the settlement were supposed to be filed by the end of Nov. 9, but Google and its negotiating partners told U.S. District Judge Denny Chin they still needed to address objections raised in September by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Chin signed off on the extension without comment. The DOJ has warned it probably would try to block the current agreement from taking effect, because antitrust regulators had concluded it threatened to thwart competition and drive up prices for digital books. Google contends its plan to make digital copies of so many hard-to-find books would benefit society by making more knowledge available to anyone with an internet connection. For that reason, the DOJ has said it hopes an acceptable compromise can be worked out…

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