ASMP is looking for your help in our class-action lawsuit against Google, ASMP v. Google, Inc. This suit seeks compensation for Google’s scanning, copying and/or distribution of visual works in violation of U.S. copyright law. (Read our earlier articles on the suit.) It now appears that this case may be headed to trial in 2013.
The law firm that is handling the case, Mishcon de Reya New York, is now looking for information that will help establish how much money photographers stand to lose as a result of Google’s scanning project. This, in turn, will help generate the maximum financial recovery for the class of registered visual artists, of which you may be a member.
You can cut and paste the text below and email your reply to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “ASMP/GOOGLE Response” in the subject line.
Your name: _____________
Have any of your visual works been displayed on the cover of any book, magazine, or other periodical? ___YES ___NO
If yes, for each visual work so displayed, what was the name of the book, magazine, or other periodical?
Were any of these visual works registered with the Copyright Office? ___YES ___NO
If yes, which ones?
We realize that you may have a huge number of cover photos. If so, list just a dozen or so and indicate that you have more if needed.
Thanks in advance, and if you have questions, please contact ASMP Executive Director Eugene Mopsik.