The National Geographic Society is facing multiple copyright infringement suits filed by writers and photographers furious over a CD-ROM that compiles works from more than a century of the organization’s prestigious magazine.

The latest round of lawsuits was launched in late December, when lawyers for authors who have done work for NGS filed individual and class-action complaints accusing the society of copyright infringement, unfair trade practices, and unfair competition (Ward v. National Geographic Society, S.D.N.Y., No. 99 CV 12385 (LAK), filed 12/27/99; Faulkner v. National Geographic Society, S.D.N.Y., No. 99 CV 12488, filed 12/29/99).

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