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Photographers sue Google over ‘copyright’ (update Thursday 9am)

April 7, 2010

Photographers are suing Google, alleging that the search engine giant is scanning photos from books it is digitising, without paying the creators of the images.

The American Society of Media Photographers is among the groups expected to file a lawsuit in a New York court today, according to reports.

In a statement, a Google spokesman told Amateur Photographer: ‘We are confident that Google Books is fully compliant with international copyright law.’

Source: The Washington Post

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