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Photogs Sue Google, Charging Copyright Infringement

The American Society of Media Photographers, a photographers' trade association, filed a class action copyright infringement lawsuit against Google today.

The ASMP charges that the search engine failed to obtain legal authorization from the group's member photographers before scanning, reproducing, and storing their work as part of Google's Library Project.

The federal court in the existing copyright infringement lawsuit filed by authors against Google denied ASMP's request to join their still pending class action over the Google Library Project.

A federal appeals court dealt a blow to 'Net Neutrality' supporters today by concluding that the Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) lacks the legal authority to manage the network practices of internet service providers (ISPs).

The lawsuit between Comcast and the F.C.C. was triggered by customer discoveries that their ISP "was interfering with their use of peer-to-peer networking applications."