Paris Court Bars Google From Scanning French Books

Law360, New York (December 18, 2009, 4:12 PM EST) -- A Paris court ordered Google Inc. to stop scanning French books and distributing them online Friday, awarding the publishing group that brought the copyright suit €300,000 ($430,000) in damages against the Internet search giant.

The ruling from the Court of First Instance also requires Google to pay a fine of €10,000 ($14,000) a day until the company complies with the terms of the injunction, said attorney Yann Colin, who represents La Martiniere Groupe publishers.

Google plans to appeal the judgment, spokesman Gabriel Stricker said Friday....
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