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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Google Loses Belgian Copyright Case (2/13/2007) reports that a Belgian
court reaffirmed a September 2006 ruling that prohibits
Google from reproducing certain copyrighted titles and
summaries on its Belgian Google news or Web
site. A spokesman for the plaintiffs, Copiepress (a group
of Belgian newspapers), is quoted in the article as saying,
"All publishers are worried that they have developed too
great a dependence on portals, which now makes it hard
to oppose them and get a fair deal."

The Official Google Blog (2/13/2007) offers its own
perspectives on the case.