Tuesday, June 06, 2006

French Publisher Sues Google for Piracy

An AFP newswire article, via Yahoo! News, reports that:

A French publishing group is suing the US search engine Google for piracy over its controversial effort to digitise millions of books for online viewing.

La Martiniere, which owns publishers Le Seuil in France, Delachaux and Niestle in Switzerland and Harry N. Abrams in the United States, accuses Google of "counterfeiting and breach of intellectual property rights".

The lawsuit, to be filed in a Paris court, targets both Google France and its parent company, the US group Google Inc.

More here.


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