Judge Gives Preliminary OK to Google Book Settlement

Google won preliminary approval of a settlement of copyright lawsuits by publishers and authors in which it will pay $125 million to resolve claims over the company's book-scanning project. U.S. District Judge John Sprizzo in New Yorkissued the order tentatively approving the deal and scheduled a hearing for June 11, 2009, when he will further consider the pact's fairness.

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