Authors can sue Google in class action

Groups want to sue Internet giant over its plan to create digital book library

The case has been in the works for seven years. But yesterday, a judge finally ruled that thousands of authors can sue Google Inc. in a class action over the Internet giant’s plan to create the world’s largest digital book library.

Plaintiffs in the case, which was filed in 2005, claim that Google’s plan for its digital library to include millions of out-of-print works amounted to “massive copyright infringement.”


Cathleen Flahardy

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