Tough call, Google

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from the get-off-of-our-lawn dept…

Hitokiri writes “Now that Google News is out of beta the newspaper publishers are starting to take notice. It’s important to note that no legal action has taken place yet, but still, there seems to be a battle on the horizon.” From the article: “‘They’re building a new medium on the backs of our industry, without paying for any of the content,’ Ali Rahnema, managing director of the association, told Reuters in an interview. ‘The news aggregators are taking headlines, photos, sometimes the first three lines of an article — it’s for the courts to decide whether that’s a copyright violation or not.'”

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