Eleven photography and graphic arts organizations, and individual illustrators and photographers have hit Google Inc. with a copyright infringement class action over the company’s ongoing project to digitize the world’s books.

The American Society of Media Photographers Inc. v. Google Inc., filed on Wednesday in the Southern District of New York, claims the company’s Google Book Search project involves massive infringement of copyrighted images. The plaintiffs seek an injunction against the company and a declaratory judgment that the company infringed the plaintiffs’ and class members’ copyrights.

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