Google Gets Sued by Photographers Over Google Books

.Google Books, although an admittedly noble project as Google has framed it, is also a beleaguered one. Attacked first by writers and publishers, the immense online library is now the subject of a lawsuit brought by several professional photographers’ organizations. The American Society of Media Photographers, one of these groups, issued a statement today saying, “The suit[…] relates to Google’s illegal scanning of millions of books and other publications containing copyrighted images and displaying them to the public without regard to the rights of the visual creators....

April 9, 2010 · 2 min · 349 words · Omid Farhang