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Visual Artists To Sue Google Over Online Library

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Visual Artists To Sue Google Over Online Library

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Visual Artists To Sue Google Over Online Library

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The American Society of Media Photographers and other groups representing visual artists plan to file a class-action lawsuit against Google Wednesday, according to media reports. The groups charge that Google's plan to create a vast online library by digitizing millions of books amounts to a large-scale copyright infringement.

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NPR's business news starts with artists filing suit against Google.

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MONTAGNE: The American Society of Media Photographers, and other groups representing visual artists, plan to file a class-action lawsuit against Google today. They charge that Google's plan to create a vast, online library by digitizing millions of books amounts to a large-scale copyright infringement -that according to the New York Times.

Meanwhile, Google is waiting to get approval of a settlement with authors and book publishers over the same issue. The Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers first raised concerns about Google's Library Project back in 2005.

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