Belgian Newspaper Publishers Demand $77 Million From Google

May 28, 2008

The group Copiepresse, who represents Belgian newspaper publishers is demanding around $77 million from Google in damages following copyright law violationsBoston (ChattahBox) – The group Copiepresse, who represents Belgian newspaper publishers is demanding around $77 million from Google in damages following copyright law violations.

The group states that the damages are all related to their belief that Google illegally linked up with and cached news stories in Google News, violating copyright laws.

Back in February 2007 a court ruled against Google in this case, but an appeal is ongoing.

The group wants Google to appear in court this September to decide on the actual amount of damages Google must pay.

Google and Copiepresse have been in talks for over a year now on how to settle their dispute.

Google has since began to cache the links in Google News once again, and has an appeal ongoing.


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