Google In Class Action Copyright Suit Over Online Library

Law360, New York (September 21, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The controversial Google library program has prompted a class action copyright suit against the online search engine, alleging “massive infringement” as the company scans copyrighted reading material for eventual posting online.

The suit was filed Tuesday on behalf of thousands of writers represented by The Authors Guild, as well as several other groups, in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Google’s library program, called Google Print, will reproduce works that are still under copyright protection, in addition to works in the public...
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