February 16, 2007

Copiepresse Google court decision online (though in French)

Via Eric Goldman, the "Google v. Copiepresse, No. 06/10.928/C" Google News case decision is available, though it's in French. Perhaps someone can translate it, for the joy and happiness and civic virtue thereof. Anyway, he has some interesting commentary:

1) As I've said before, I think Google treads a lot closer to copyright's boundaries than it publicly admits. Naturally, in public, it takes the advocacy position that its offerings are clearly within copyright law, but this is hard to distinguish from cheap rhetoric. Instead, I think it's fair to say that Google pushes the edge with a lot of its services. Therefore, it should not be surprising that, given enough data points, some judges will conclude that Google has gone too far.

In addition, there an English excerpt of the case's earlier, September, decision in a post back then, at SEO by the SEA.

I should also have mentioned earlier some actual reporting by Danny Sullivan at SearchEngineLand

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in google | on February 16, 2007 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink)
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