[JURIST] Three authors groups on Monday sued [complaint, PDF; press release] HathiTrust [official website] and five universities in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] over the digitizing of millions of copyright-protected books. The universities received permission from Google [corporate website] to scan approximately 7 million copyright-protected books and started a program allowing unlimited downloads for students and faculty of certain protected book deemed "orphans" by the university. The first group of 27 "orphan"…