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Google Book Deal, Photogs This Time Around
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tangor

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Msg#: 4112245 posted 12:05 pm on Apr 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

The American Society of Media Photographers has sued Mountain View over Google Book Search, the library-scanning project that's already the subject of an unusually controversial lawsuit from American authors and publishers.

In a class action suit filed in a New York-based federal court on Wednesday, the photographers' trade association claims that Google has illegally scanned and displayed millions of books and other publications without the approval of those who control the rights to the photographs and other artwork inside those titles. "This is a civil action that arises under the laws of the United States and is designed to redress the most widespread, well-publicized, and uncompensated infringement of exclusive rights in images in the history of book and periodical publishing," the suit reads.

As reported at The Regsiter: [theregister.co.uk...]

More than words, there's pictures, too. Semi-lengthy article, with much to chew upon.

 

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Msg#: 4112245 posted 4:04 pm on Apr 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

To date, Google has scanned over 10 million books, and it estimates that about eight million of those are still under copyright.

80% of the stuff they're scanning and selling is still under copyright. Unbelievable.

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Msg#: 4112245 posted 4:30 pm on Apr 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Do Evil

--- Google

albo

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Msg#: 4112245 posted 10:57 pm on Apr 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

@tntpower the Gorg gets to "Do Evil" as long as they don't "Be Evil" ...reminds me of the image of the three chimps

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Msg#: 4112245 posted 1:59 am on Apr 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

80% of the stuff they're scanning and selling is still under copyright. Unbelievable.

About exactly the same ratio applies to Youtube videos. Coincidence?

driller41

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Msg#: 4112245 posted 9:02 am on Apr 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

What are they whinging about - dont they know they can just opt out if they want to.

TIC

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Msg#: 4112245 posted 10:46 am on Apr 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

Why not do it if you can get away with it? Google hasn't lost a big court case yet so there's no reason for them to stop.

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Msg#: 4112245 posted 11:01 pm on Apr 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

Another view of the subject:

Joining the ASMP in the lawsuit are the Graphic Artists Guild, the Picture Archive Council of America, the North American Nature Photography Association, Professional Photographers of America, as well as several individual photographers and illustrators.

In its complaint, the ASMP charges Google with engaging in "the most widespread, well-publicized and uncompensated infringement of exclusive rights in images in the history of book and periodical publishing."

The ASMP considers members of the class photographers, illustrators, graphic designers and visual artists who own the copyright to at least one work contained in a book or periodical Google has scanned without permission.

The ASMP and other lead plaintiffs ask the court to slap Google with an injunction to force it to stop scanning and storing copyright works without permission, and ask that Google pay a minimum US$180,000 per infringed work.

As reported at CIO: [cio.com...]

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