Copyright Case Against Google Is Dismissed
“A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Google Inc. of wrongful conduct, including copyright infringement and defamation, providing the latest court opinion to weigh in on the contentious area of search engines and copyright.
“Some legal experts said the ruling, issued last week in a case brought by Internet publisher Gordon Roy Parker in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, could influence judges in other cases pending against Google, potentially bolstering the Internet company’s legal defenses. Those cases include high-profile suits brought last year by writers and publishers and by the Agence France-Presse news agency alleging that Google’s services violate copyright.
“Mr. Parker’s suit centered on 11 claims against Google, including that Google’s archiving of copyright material he posted on the Usenet community of electronic bulletin boards violated copyright laws. Mr. Parker also alleged that Google’s inclusion of excerpts from his site in its search results infringed copyright.”
Kevin J. Delaney. Google Wins Copyright Battle. WSJ.com. March 17, 2006.
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Penna. Gordon Roy Parker v. Google: Memorandum & Order. (.pdf) March 10, 2006.
The Patry Copyright Blog. Parker v. Google. March 17, 2006.
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