Visual artists to sue Google over vast library project
By staff and wire services reports
April 7th, 2010
As Google awaits approval of a controversial settlement with authors and book publishers, the company’s plan to create an immense digital library and bookstore might face yet another hurdle, reports the New York Times. On April 7, the American Society of Media Photographers and other groups representing visual artists plan to file a class-action lawsuit against Google, asserting that the company’s efforts to digitize millions of books from libraries amount to large-scale infringement of their copyrights. In some respects, the lawsuit mirrors the complaints filed in 2005 by the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers when they...
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