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by Shane Ferro - http://artinfo.com
Published: June 5, 2012
It's a case that pits an Internet titan versus an army of professional photographers and illustrators. Last Thursday, a federal judge in New York ruled that the American Society of Media Photographers has the right, or legal standing, to sue Google, Inc. in a class action lawsuit on behalf of all photographers and illustrators who have had their copyrighted work scanned into the Google Books "Library Project" database. The case marks another front in the battle over what constitutes "fair use" — an issue of keen interest for artists and creative professionals of all types
And I hope I don't get sued for 'borrowing' Shane's words - I was struggling to use the hyperlink function).