Google Settles Suit, Can Post News Agency Info
Posted Apr 10, 2007 12:50 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
Agence France-Presse has agreed to allow Google to use its news and photos in ways that drive traffic to the Paris-based international news agency's online offerings, the Associated Press reports. This settles a copyright infringement suit filed against Google by AFP in March 2005 that accused the search engine giant of posting news summaries, headlines and photos without permission. No financial details of the settlement were disclosed.
A tip of the hat to paidcontent.org, where we found the posting that brought the settlement to our attention.