News

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.

 

Vote for your IT greats

Who have been the most influential people in IT in the past 40 years? The greatest organisations? The best hardware and software technologies? As part of Computer Weekly’s 40th anniversary celebrations, we are asking our readers who and what has really made a difference?

Vote now at: www.computerweekly.com/ITgreats


Email Alerts

Register now to receive ComputerWeekly.com IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
 

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy