19 September 2006

Google ordered to remove news from French & German speaking newspapers

News on the European copyright front. On September 5, a Belgian court ordered Google to remove all articles, photographs and graphics from French and German speaking newspapers. Copiepresse issued the complaint in summary proceedings and won the court ruling. Not only does this require Google to remove content from Google News, the court order requires removing the content from the Google cache as well and to publish the full text of the judgement on its websites. I like a comment I found on one of the blogs reporting the story:

"What’s next, when you get a parking fine having to drive around for a week with
text on your car saying that you parked at the wrong place."

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