NYC Judge Rejects Google Books Settlement
A federal judge in New York City has rejected a deal between Google and lawyers for authors and publishers to let the gigantic search engine make money presiding over the world's largest digital library.
U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin said the creation of a universal library would benefit many but would "simply go too far."
He said the settlement of the class-action lawsuit challenging the right of Google ( GOOG - news - people ) to scan books and display snippets for online searching would "grant Google significant rights to exploit entire books, without permission of the copyright owners."