Belgian publishers, fresh from victory against Google, turn on EU

Ars Technica: "In early 2007, the Belgian press trade group Copiepresse won a court victory over Google News, which it accused of copyright violations because of the text excerpts and headlines used there by the search service. Although these excerpts fall under fair use in the US, copyright violation statutes differ elsewhere, and Google's actions were deemed to run afoul of those in Belgium. Feeling confident, Copiepresse apparently filed a similar suit against against a news aggregator run by the European Union itself."

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