Monday, March 28, 2011

Fines for google

Fines for google. Manager search page leading information, Google, have to pay a fine of 10,000 euros (about USD 135.6 million) per day. That is the reward given at the Paris court on Google act that violates the copyright laws of France on book publishing.

Based on the verdict of the court Friday, the daily fines apply to Goggle stop showing excerpts of all books published by the French who are still protected by copyright laws.

In addition to daily fines, Goggle also have to pay a compensation fee of 300,000 euros (about USD 4.06 billion) to the French publisher La Martiniere. The firm represents French publishers to fines Google.

They are furious that Google has scanned 100,000 books published in France to its data base without asking permission from the publisher in question through the legal process. The reason is, 80 percent of the scanned books Google has received copyright protection in France.

Responding to the verdict, Google's attorney, Alexandra Neri, said his client would appeal.

Paris court's decision blocking Google's ambitions to create digital libraries that can be enjoyed by all. Started five years ago, Google provides a special page that provides information and excerpts of books from foreign countries via the Internet.

However, authorities in the United States (U.S.) have set off alarms in shaping Google's digital library because it would have tripped over issues of copyright protection, especially for newly published books.
Among publishers in France welcomes the decision of the court in Paris. "This indicates to Goggle that they are not the kings and they can not do whatever they want," said Serge Eyrolles, president of the Syndicat National de l'Edition.

The publisher is actually still want to work with Google to make their publications in digital form. "But it can be done if they [Google] is no longer with us and start respecting copyright," said Eyrolles.

Meanwhile, Philippe Colombet, head of Google's book scanning division in France, criticized the court's decision. "Readers in France are now threatened with losing access to significant knowledge and left behind from Internet users in other places," said Colombet.


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