Publishers Sue Google to Prevent Scanning of Copyrighted Works

The Association of American Publishers said last week that five of its members had filed a copyright-infringement lawsuit against Google because it is scanning books from top research libraries for the Google Library Project. The publishers' group is coordinating and paying for the lawsuit.

In their complaint, filed with the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York, the McGraw-Hill Companies, Pearson Education, the Penguin Group, Simon & Schuster, and John Wiley