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Google and the Visual Artists

Late last week, a suit was filed against Google in the U.S. District for the Southern District of New York by a variety of organizations representing visual artists with respect to unauthorized scanning of visual images in Google’s Library Project and on other Google services.  The court had originally denied the plaintiffs’ request to join the earlier class action against Google with respect to its reproduction of text-based materials in the Google Library Project.  It will be interesting to see how this one shakes out.