Google books loses in French court

After the earlier setback for Google’s plan to scan millions of books a Paris court has now ruled that Google  is breaking French law with its policy of digitizing books, handing the U.S. Internet giant a euro10,000 ($14,300)-a-day fine until it rids its database of the literary extracts. A judge also ordered Google to pay euro300,000 ($430,000) in damages and interest to French publisher La Martiniere, which brought the case on behalf of a group of French publishers.

The attorney for Google, Alexandra Neri, said Google plans to appeal the decision.

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