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Photographers sue Google over book scanning

Juan Carlos Perez | April 8, 2010
The American Society of Media Photographers is claiming copyright infringement

Judge Denny Chin from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York is currently evaluating the settlement proposal to decide whether to accept it. Critics say the proposal gives Google too much power over prices and over orphan works, which are copyright books whose authors or publishers cannot be found.

The ASMP, founded in 1944 and with more than 7,000 members, decided to file its own lawsuit because Judge Chin denied the group's objections and motions to intervene in the Authors Guild and AAP case, Perlman said.


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