Authors sue Google over book plan
The Authors Guild has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
The lawsuit seeks class action status, seeks damages and demands an injunction against further infringements.
The suit names as co-plaintiffs The Authors Guild and writers Herbert Mitgang, Betty Miles and Daniel Hoffman.
Google has a grand plan of "organizing the world's information and making it more universally accessible and useful".
It hopes to pump $200m (£110m) into creating a digital archive of millions of books from four top US libraries - the libraries of Stanford, Michigan and Harvard universities, and of the New York Public Library - by 2015.
It is also digitising out-of-copyright books from the UK's Oxford University.
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