French Court orders block of 16 video streaming sites

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The Paris High Court has ordered Internet search engines including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to remove links to 16 video streaming sites from their search results. The decision brings an end to a two-year court battle launched by the Association des Producteurs de Cinema, which represents 120 film production companies, the film distributor representative Federation Nationale des Distributeurs de Films and film publisher group the Syndicat de l’Edition Video Numerique. The groups demanded that search engines Google, Bing and Yahoo stop listing links to video streaming portals Allosteaming, Fifostream and dpstream, which provide free streams of new films and TV shows without […]

Google cuts deal with French publishers

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WorldIPReview.com, 5 février 2013 Google has created a €60 million ‘digital publishing innovation’ fund for French newspapers, ending a six-month dispute over the use of their copyrighted material online. The fund is part of a deal Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt and French president François Hollande signed on Friday. The deal settles a dispute between the Internet company and French publishers over links to news stories that appear on Google News. According to a brief blog post by Schmidt, the €60 million fund will support digital publishing initiatives for French readers for three years. Under the second part of the deal, […]

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