Saturday, December 19, 2009

Paris Court Rules Against Google in Copyright Case -

How the French saved civilization?…

The court in Paris ruled against Google after a publishing group, La Martinière, backed by publishers and authors, argued that the industry was being exploited by Google’s Book Search program, which was started in 2005.

The court ordered Google to pay over 300,000 euros, or $430,000, in damages and interest and to stop digital reproduction of the material. The company was also ordered to pay 10,000 euros a day in fines until it removed extracts of some French books from its online database.

Paris Court Rules Against Google in Copyright Case -


Joel Demay said...

Seems pretty obvious, if the content is not public domain, and the owner/publisher does not want it on Google Booksearch, then Google has no other option but take it out. Or am I missing something ? Would a US court see it in a different way ?

pbokelly said...

I imagine it will be a function of the length of the excerpts -- tbd