Google settles dispute with Associated Press

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Google settles dispute with Associated Press

Antony Savvas

Google has agreed to pay the Associated Press news agency for using its news stories and pictures in Google News.

The deal settles a dispute between the two over copyright issues and has implications for a dispute between Google and Agence France Presse (AFP).

Agence France Presse is seeking £10m in damages after alleging Google broke its copyright by “aggregating” its stories, headlines and pictures in Google News.

Google has denied any copyright infringement with the AFP content, but it was treating AFP copy in the same way as Associated Press content before its deal with that agency.

The new partners say the deal will also allow Google to use the content in future services for Google users.

The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

 

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