Friday, December 18, 2009

Google French Copyright Case -- THAT'S What I'm Talkin' About

A French court has ordered Google to pay 300,000 euros ($430,000) to a publisher for book-scanning infringements -- plus 10,000 euros a day until it takes them down.

I confess that I know nothing about the facts of this case, which are reported at

However, I can assert confidently that this is what well-designed infringement litigation does (such as the case on which I consulted, Ryan v. CARL, which resulted in a $7.25 million settlement in 2000).

Litigation is not supposed to write legislation. It is supposed to hammer infringers and, in the process, influence legislation.


Anonymous Moxie said...

1 decision announced today; not ours.

scotusblog says 1 or more decisions are coming tomorrow (Wednesday).

8:06 AM  
Anonymous moxie said...

1 more decision was issued today; also not ours.
Scotusblog says the next date for expected opinions is 1/20.

1:58 PM  

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