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Google settles Google Books lawsuit filed by photographer trade groups in 2010

Google settles Google Books lawsuit filed by photographer trade groups in 2010

Today Google announced it has settled a class action lawsuit involving six different photography trade associations, which collectively sued over copyright infringement in Google’s Google Books service.

Google shared the news today on its blog, cautioning that this settlement is separate from its larger legal battle with the Authors Guild. This lawsuit, “American Society of Media Photographers, Inc. et al. v. Google Inc,” was first filed in 2010. Google’s Authors Guild legal struggles, however, first began in 2005 and continue to rage on.

Here’s the original complaint, in full:

Google is no strange to lawsuits, and ever since it debuted its book scanning ambitions, the company has faced seemingly countless legal complaints.


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