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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Case Title

The American Society of Media Photographers, Inc. et al v. Google, Inc.


Case Number

1:10-cv-02977

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New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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Denny Chin

Date Filed

April 7, 2010


Case Title

The Authors Guild et al v. Google Inc.


Case Number

1:05-cv-08136

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Denny Chin

Date Filed

September 20, 2005

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