Belgian newspapers back on Google, but stay out of Google News

by admin May 4, 2007 at 9:22 am

Have Google and Belgian newspaper association Copiepresse finally buried the hatchet? Not quite. The hatchet remains sharp and shiny, but the two groups are at least talking, and the Belgian newspapers will at least reappear in Google’s main index.

After a Belgian judge ruled against Google’s use of headlines, text snippets, and thumbnail photographs, the company pulled the newspapers in question from its Google News service?¢‚Ǩ‚Äùand it also banned them from the main index. Searchers looking for specific Belgian papers using Google could no longer find direct links to their respective homepages.

Full article: Ars Technica