[Foundation-l] Deleting blatant copyright violations from thedatabase

Brian McNeil brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Wed Aug 15 15:10:43 UTC 2007


The above link may change your mind about Google's success. IIRC Le Soir
temporarily vanished from all Google searches following this incident. The
situation now is none of the French language Belgian papers are mirrored by
Google news.

We have lots of (http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Category:Google#cat) Google
goodness over on Wikinews.


-----Original Message-----
From: foundation-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org
[mailto:foundation-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Thomas Dalton
Sent: 15 August 2007 16:58
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Deleting blatant copyright violations from

On 15/08/07, The Cunctator <cunctator at gmail.com> wrote:
> By the complainant's logic, all of Google's cached pages are blatant
> copyright violations.
> Should Google eliminate all access? No. Are there lawsuits and massive
> efforts clamoring to get Google to take everything down? No.
> Let's avoid copyright paranoia.

I don't know about massive efforts, but Google has had some legal
difficulties with things like that. I believe they've always won so
far, but there have certainly been complaints.

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