Monday, September 25, 2006

Speaking of Google infringing on copyrights

I found an interesting article in light of the readings for class today. Google was just successfully sued in Belgium for violating copyright privileges, and this article mentions that robot.txt option for having search engines pass over your material. Some interesting food for thought...
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/09/about-google-news-case-in-belgium.html

Lisa

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At 7:28 AM, Blogger Frances said...

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At 7:30 AM, Blogger Frances said...

The decision that Google had to post the ruling on the Belgian home page of its website seems to me the equivalent of making them stand in front of the class and write "I will not index Belgian newspapers" over and over. I'm not surprised they're bristling at that part of the ruling. You can go to the google.be website and see the huge block of legalese (and even supposedly translate it to English, although that only partially worked when I tried it). I'd be curious to know what the public perception of Google in Belgium is, and how the population feels about the case and the ruling.

 

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