One doesn’t want to count one’s chickens before they are in the pot, but Google’s latest attempt at cornering the world’s information–well maybe not the latest, but a significant one–just got a little less likely to succeed. According to the AP, Microsoft, Yahoo, Amazon and the Internet Archive are going full bore at opposing the Google Books Settlement.
Now what might this lead to? “[T]he alliance will try to persuade the U.S. Justice Department that Google’s broad settlement with authors and publishers could undermine competition in the digital book market.”
You never know where that kind of investigation will lead.