[caption id="attachment_31225" align="alignleft" width="149" caption="Google is taking on the DOJ in defending its book-scanning settlement."]Google is taking on the DOJ in defending its revised book-scanning settlement.[/caption]

Google Inc. wants the digital rights to millions of books badly enough that it's willing to take on the U.S. Department of Justice in a court battle over whether the internet search leader's book-scanning ambitions would break antitrust and copyright laws—a battle with important implications for students, teachers, scholars, and researchers.

The stage for the showdown was set Feb....

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