23 September 2006

BE - Google loses Belgian news appeal

Google has lost its appeal to Belgian courts to ditch part of the ruling in a copyright case against its news service which it lost earlier this month. The case was brought by newspaper group Copiepress, which said Google News should have asked its permission and agreed financial terms. In the original judgment, the court ordered Google to publish the full judgment on its site. An appeal against this decision was rejected. Google will be fined ?500,000 for each day the judgment goes unpublished.