08 May 2011

Google Loses Copyright Appeal Over Internet Links to Belgian Newspapers

(Tech News Review)
Google lost an attempt to overturn a Belgian ruling that blocked it from publishing links to local newspapers on its online news service. The Court of Appeal in Brussels on May 5 upheld a 2007 lower court ruling that forced Google to remove links and snippets of articles from French- and German-language Belgian newspapers from Google.com and Google.be. Google, the owner of the world's most-used search engine, faced a €25,000 ($36,300) daily fine for any delay in implementing the judgment.