Poor Google. It takes two steps forward, one step back when trying to make progress with its book settlement.
FT.com reports a new group of content creators are not happy with the proposed deal: photographers.
They’ve filed a new class action lawsuit, because they were, apparently, left out of the one filed by the authors and publishers.
Photographers and illustrators were not allowed to join the existing class action suit, and have opted to file their own case…”Google is scanning in books and publications with visual images, which impedes the rights of the copyright holders of those images. We are seeking compensation for that,” said James McGuire, founding partner of the New York office of law firm Mishcon de Reya, who is leading the case.