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by Paul Kerstein

Google Library Push Faces Lawsuit by US Authors

Sep 21, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

U.S. writers are suing Google in a federal court, accusing the Websearch leader of trying to digitize the book collections of majorlibraries, which will infringe individual authors’ copyrights. A Reuters article on Boston.comreports that The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in the U.S. District Courtfor the Southern District of New York against Google and its GooglePrint project, names as co-plaintiffs The Authors Guild and writersHerbert Mitgang, Betty Miles and Daniel Hoffman. The lawsuit seeksclass action status, asks for damages and demands an injunction to haltfurther infringements. A Google spokesman said the company regrettedthat The Authors Guild had chosen to sue rather than continuediscussions. Read more.