Authors Push For Class Cert. In Google Books Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (May 3, 2012, 8:18 PM EDT) -- Authors who claim Google Inc.'s project to digitize the world's book violates U.S. copyright law on Thursday asked a federal judge to let them go forward as a group, saying the sprawling case demands class action treatment.

“We're talking about millions of books here, probably hundreds of thousands of authors,” Joanne Zack, an attorney for the trade association The Author's Guild Inc., said at a hearing before U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin. “To expect each of them to come forward and litigate against a defendant like...
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