Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Judge: Google News lawsuit can proceed

CNET "WASHINGTON--A federal judge has postponed a key ruling in a lawsuit against Google brought by Agence France-Presse that alleges Google's popular news search feature violates copyright laws.
U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler said Tuesday that she was not prepared to rule on Google's request to dismiss the case, and instead granted both sides more time to try to reconstruct Google News pages from randomly chosen dates in 2003 and 2004.
The copyright case has drawn international attention because the legal ground rules for including headlines and summaries of news articles remain unclear. Many bloggers, for instance, routinely republish multiple paragraphs of articles without the permission of the copyright owner. "

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