In a move that could blunt some of the criticism of Google for its settlement of a lawsuit over its book-scanning project, the company signed an agreement with the University of Michigan that would give some libraries a degree of oversight over the prices Google could charge for its vast digital library, reports the New York Times. Google has faced an onslaught of opposition over the far-reaching settlement with authors and publishers. The Justice Department also has begun an inquiry into whether the settlement, which is subject to approval by a court, would violate antitrust laws. Google used the opportunity...

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