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+ - Google loses cache-copyright lawsuit in Belgium

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acroyear writes "A court in Belgium found that Google's website caching policies are a violation of that nation's copyright laws, claiming that Google's cache offers effectively "free" access to articles that, while free initially, are archived charged for via subscriptions. Google claims that they only store "short extracts, but the court determined that's still a violation. The court found, "We confirm that the activities of Google News, the reproduction and publication of headlines as well as short extracts, and the use of Google's cache, the publicly available data storage of articles and documents, violate the law on authors' rights.""

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