Apparently Belgium newspapers don’t want to be part of the internet. The Belgian appeals court has said that Google infringes their copyrights when it publishes excerpts of what they write on Google News. The company now faces a fine of approximately €25,000 per day until it comes into compliance. In addition, the suit asks for €49m in damages. The plaintiff contends that the traffic to the damaged news sites was detrimental to their businesses.
- Google infringes copyright by displaying and linking to news site content (go.theregister.com)
- Google Appeal Fails: Belgian Newspaper Copyright Case Upheld (searchengineland.com)
- You can’t copy press unless you’re with Copiepresse … (ipkitten.blogspot.com)