Dec 182009
 December 18, 2009  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Online

Sophie Hardach reports:

A Paris court on Friday found U.S. Internet giant Google guilty of violating copyright by digitising books and putting extracts online, following a legal challenge by major French publishers.

The court found against Google after the La Martiniere group, which controls the highbrow Editions du Seuil publishing house, argued that publishers and authors were losing out in the latest stage of the digital revolution.

It ordered Google to pay 300,000 euros ($431,700) in damages and interest and to stop digital reproduction of the material.

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