Norway Upset With Google News Over Copyright Laws

Pandia reports that Google News is in trouble again over copyright laws overseas. Google News Norway was launched and publishers are upset that Google is placing copyrighted images in the Google News home page. Mediebedriftenes Landsforening, an association of Norwegian media companies, claims Google “cannot make use of photographs without a proper agreement.” This form of syndication is in “violation with Norwegian copyright law,” says Dagens NÊringsliv.

Google is also in trouble over copyright issues in Belgium (also see here and in Australia.

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