In the latest blow to Google Inc.'s Print Library Project, which aims to scan books from major public and academic libraries into its powerful internet search engine, an organization of more than 8,000 authors has accused the company of "massive copyright infringement," saying Google cannot put its books in the public domain for commercial use without permission.

"The authors' works are contained in certain public and university libraries and have not been licensed for commercial use," The Authors Guild Inc. said in a lawsuit filed against Google Sept. 21 in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.


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