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Authors Guild Asks US Court To Rule Against Google, by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press (Associated Press Writer Michael Liedtke in San Francisco contributed to this report) (with hat tip to Howard J. Bashman at How Appealing Blog!)


Saying Google Inc. is stealing business from online book retailers, the Authors Guild asked a federal appeals court Friday to reinstate its lawsuit contending that the Internet giant is violating copyright laws with its massive book digitization project.

The Guild filed papers with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, saying that Google’s effort to create the world’s largest digital library was violating the rights of authors and stifling competition in the busy Internet book sales market. . . .