U.S. District Judge Denny Chin has extended the deadline until 10 a.m. EDT on Sept. 8 for protesting or supporting the landmark deal that would let Google Inc. scan millions of copyrighted books so they can be read on computers and other electronic devices. Chin's announcement came as Google agreed to draw up a new privacy policy covering its digital library in response to queries from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Ironically, Chin moved the deadline for commenting from Sept. 4 because the computers running his court's electronic filing system went down for maintenance Sept. 3 and will remain unavailable through...

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