or simply "pissing around and pissing us off", according to a certain individual.

Τετάρτη, Φεβρουαρίου 14, 2007

Google News - βελγικές εφημερίδες, ημίχρονο 0-2

Γνωστή υπόθεση, που παρουσιάζει αρκετές ομοιότητες με τις τελευταίες "10 μέρες που συγκλόνισαν την ελληνική μπλογκόσφαιρα".

Παραθέτω δύο παραγράφους από το δελτίο τύπου, About the Copiepresse decision

Here's a quick summary of the case: Copiepresse represents a number of newspapers in Belgium. It sued Google last August claiming that our search engine and news site breached these publications' copyright. In September, the court ruled in favor of Copiepresse, ordering us to remove these publishers' content from both Google.be and Google News. We complied with that order and also posted the ruling to both home pages.


We believe search engines are of real benefit to publishers because they drive valuable traffic to their websites. If publishers do not want their websites to appear in search results, technical standards like robots.txt and metatags enable them automatically to prevent the indexation of their content. These Internet standards are nearly universally accepted and are honored by all reputable search engines. In addition, Google has a clear policy of respecting the wishes of content owners. If a newspaper does not want to be part of Google News, we remove their content from our index—all the newspaper has to do is ask. There is no need for legal action and all the associated costs.

(τα σχόλια τα αφήνω κλειστά γιατί λόγω ανωτάτης βίας δεν δύναμαι να παρακολουθήσω στενά την όποια συζήτηση, αν γίνει)