Google in Tussle for Digital Rights

A Belgian ruling sets the stage for a battle between publishers and the search giant over who sets the rules for posting copyrighted content

Google's news search has been grabbing lots of headlines of late, but for all the wrong reasons. In early September, a Belgian court ruled that the search giant could not reproduce certain copyrighted titles and summaries on its Belgian Google News or Web site, throwing into question the entire concept of online news aggregation, and even search indexing.

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