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Google Wins Copyright Court Case

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News.com reports that Google has won the copyright infringement case issued against them by writer, Gordon Roy Parker. Parker posted a chapter of his book on Usenet bulletin board, which was then indexed by Google. Parker sued because Google archived the book and provided "excerpts from his Web site in search results." The judge ruled in Google's favor, stating, "When an ISP automatically and temporarily stores data without human intervention so that the system can operate and transmit data to its users, the necessary element of volition (willful intent to infringe) is missing." The full court documents can be downloaded in PDF format here.

Danny has once wrote about Parker's case back in October 2005, he named the entry Indexing Versus Caching & How Google Print Doesn't Reprint. Danny linked to Ray's page named Why Am I Suing Google For $10 Billion?


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