Belgian Copyright Group Seeks $77M From Google

Law360, New York (May 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A copyright group that represents French and German language newspaper publishers in Belgium is reportedly seeking between €32.8 million ($51.7 million) and €49.2 million ($77.5 million) from Google Inc. for including snippets of copyrighted articles in its searches.

The copyright group, Copiepresse, said it had summoned Google to appear before the Brussels Court of First Instance, according to the Associated Press. Copiepresse also called on Google to pay a provisional amount of €4 million, the AP reported.

In February 2007, the Brussels Court of First Instance...
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