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Belgian court upholds Google headline ban

Simon Crompton, London

Google has been told it infringes publishers’ copyright by reproducing their headlines, in a decision by the Belgian Court of Appeal

The ruling confirms a 2007 first instance decision that supported the claims of Copiepresse, which represents French-language newspapers in Belgium.

It claimed the way Google News reproduces headlines and article extracts in order to create a search engine for news...

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