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Submission + - Google Loses Belgian Copyright Case

Christian Engstrom writes: "A court on Tuesday ruled in favour of Belgian newspapers claiming that Google News infringes copyright laws. Google said it was disappointed with the ruling and will appeal. "We believe that Google News is entirely legal," the company said in a statement. "We only ever show the headlines and a few snippets of text and small thumbnail images. If people want to read the entire story they have to click through to the newspaper's website.""

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