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News agency AFP files lawsuit against Google

The French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) has filed a lawsuit in the District Court of the US District of Columbia against the search engine operator Google. The object of the agency's lawsuit is to stop Google from borrowing without permission headlines, texts and pictures from the agency for its news pages Google News. AFP is suing for what amount to 13.2 million euros in damages. The agency is claiming to have asked Google repeatedly to remove the content in question, with the company having failed to react to the requests, however.

News source: heise online

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