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Google's web search systems no copyright infringement

Judge R. Barclay Surrick of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Google Inc.'s Web search systems infringe on a publisher's copyright. The judge in that case affirmed Google's "fair use" right to cache and found that Google was not responsible for anonymous Web postings attacking the plaintiff in Usenet newsgroups that Google archives on its computers. Google enjoys projection under an exemption to the Communications Decency Act.

  • March 17, 2006: Google wins Usenet copyright case, The Register:
    "Google has won a legal action brought over a Usenet posting that the search giant archived and partially displayed in search results."

  • March 17, 2006: Usenet-Teilnehmer verliert vor Gericht gegen Google, Heise:
    "Richter R. Barclay Surrick vom Bezirksgericht des Eastern District of Pennsylvania hat eine Zivilklage des Kleinverlegers Gordon Roy Parker aus Philadelphia gegen den Suchmaschinenhersteller Google und "50.000 Unbekannte" abgewiesen."




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