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Google Didn't Know About Copyright Case Until Loss

Law360 (September 18, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Internet search giant Google Inc. complied Monday with a Belgian court order to remove from its popular news-searching service any content generated by the Belgian media firm that sued it for copyright infringement.

The judgment, which was issued Sept. 5 in Brussels, threatened a €1 million daily fine against Google if it failed to remove articles and photographs published by two popular French- and German-language newspapers in Belgium.

"The way in which Google News presently operates causes the publishers of the daily press to lose control...
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