CopiePresse claims $77 Million from Google

Google Logo CopiePresse, a Belgian newspaper copyright group, has filed a suit against Google seeking US $77 million. CopiePresse claims that the internet giant has violated its copyright, by publishing its content without any permission.

According to CopiePresse, Google violated the Belgian copyright law by reproducing and publishing content of the newspaper.

“We entered in negotiations with Google to reach an agreement, but they have now failed,” said Margaret Boribon, secretary general at Copiepresse.

Earlier in 2006, CopiePresse filed a lawsuit against Google on the same issue of the violation of copyrights.

CopiePresse says that it has sent all legal documents to Google headquarters in the US. Reportedly, Google has not received any of the documents.