25 November 2006

BE - Google copyright ruling due 2007

(Guardian)
The judge presiding over the copyright infringement case between Google and a number of Belgian newspapers has said that he will not be announcing his ruling until next year. Google appeared in a Belgian court to defend claims that it took content from newspaper websites without paying or asking permission. In September, Copiepresse - an organisation that represents the French and German-speaking Belgian press - won a ruling ordering Google to remove content from some Belgian newspapers from its website.