Google Settles Suit Over News Content

Law360, New York (April 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Ending more than two years of litigation in a case with potentially serious ramifications for fair use on the Internet, French news agency Agence France-Presse and Google settled their legal fight over the search engine’s right to post AFP news and photos.

In a joint statement issued Friday, the two said that the agreement allows Google to post AFP content on Google News and other services. Details of the settlement were not made public.

AFP filed lawsuits in France and the U.S. District Court for the...
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