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Agence France Press v. Google Inc.: The French news agency AFP (Agence France-Presse)  sued Google Inc. before the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., for pulling together photos and story excerpts from thousands of news Web sites (see Update 29). In its brief filed Oct. 12 Google argued that news headlines that are purely factual and merely ten words long lack sufficient orginality to preclude others from copying them. Google also seeks dismissal of the lawsuit on the ground that Agence France has failed to identify the allegedly infringed works with sufficient precision.


Perfect 10, Inc. v. Google, Inc.: The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California consolidated a pair of copyright infringement lawsuits brought by publisher Perfect 10 against and Google. Perfect 10 claims that the A9 and Google search engines help users locate infringing thumbnails of Perfect 10's copyrighted photos (also see Update 25).





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