Google loses copyright case

Lots of reports today on the news that Google has lost its court case against a group of Beligum newspapers who had asked Google to remove all links to Beligan newspapers from it's site.

One of the issues here is that Google is stretching the use of fair use by using what it is freely available and then dealing with the "consequences" if they arrive later. The ruling if confirmed could set a precedent for how search engines link to Copyrighted material.