Google Wants Authors Guild Deleted From Books Action

Law360, New York (February 21, 2012, 6:47 PM EST) -- Google Inc. on Friday asked a New York federal court to dismiss The Authors Guild Inc. from the class action challenging its project to archive the world's books, saying the association cannot litigate copyright claims on behalf of its members.

The Authors Guild and another group, the American Society of Media Photographers Inc., are part of a suit that says the Google Books Library Project will illegally infringe authors' copyrights. Google's plan is to scan essentially every book ever written and make them all available for...
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