First Google, Then Microsoft, Now Belgian Newspapers Take On Yahoo

TheAge reports that Copiepresse, Belgium’s French-speaking newspapers, are now threatening to sue Yahoo for violating copyright laws. The group does not want Yahoo giving web users archived access to newspaper articles that the newspapers would otherwise charge for. It will be interesting to watch how Yahoo handles this.

Danny covered the Belgium vs. Google actions heavily over at Search Engine Watch. Background from him over there with:

We are still expecting a ruling on Google’s appeal any day now, based on the NY Times report.

For coverage on how Microsoft complied with the removal request, see The Register.

Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Legal: Copyright | Yahoo: Legal

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