College and university library officials are largely disappointed with Google's decision to exclude non-English books from its digital library in a concession to critics of a proposed legal settlement, saying the move would cut Google's massive online collection in half and could hamper campus research.


The internet search giant will ease its control over millions of copyright-protected books earmarked for its Google Book Search library if a court approves a revised lawsuit settlement that addresses objections of antitrust regulators.


The offer comes two months after the U.S. Justice Department balked at Google's original agreement with authors and publishers, warning the arrangement could...

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