[caption id="attachment_30841" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Federal officials think Google's revised book-scanning settlement still gives the company too much power."]Federal officials think Google's revised book-scanning settlement still gives the company too much power.[/caption]

The U.S. Justice Department still thinks a proposal to give Google the digital rights to millions of hard-to-find books threatens to stifle competition and undermine copyright laws, despite revisions aimed at easing those concerns.

The opinion filed Feb. 4 in New York federal court is a significant setback in Google’s effort to win approval of a 15-month-old legal settlement that would put the...

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