Google Settles With Belgian Papers [5:59 pm]
â€œWe reached an agreement with Sofam and Scam that will help us make extensive use of their content,â€ Jessica Powell, a spokeswoman for Google, said in a phone interview yesterday. She declined to give details of the agreement or say whether it involved paying the groups for the content, and declined to say whether Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., was considering similar accords with the newspapers.
The company has a similar case with Agence France-Presse, which protested Googleâ€™s linking to the news agencyâ€™s articles and pictures in the United States and in France last year.
See earlier postings