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A group of Belgian newspapers has asked Yahoo! Inc. to remove links to their archived stories from its Web search service, claiming they infringe copyright laws, their lawyers confirmed Friday.
The move follows a legal challenge by the group against Google Inc. that has seen Belgian newspaper content stripped from Google News pending a court ruling expected early this year.
In a statement, Yahoo! France insisted it "respects the copyright of content owners" and said it would "respond in an appropriate manner" to the complaint.
The legal warning was sent to Yahoo! France by lawyers acting for Copiepresse, a copyright protection group representing 19, mostly French-language, newspapers.
They complain that the search engine's "cached" links offered free access to archived articles that the papers usually sell on a subscription basis.
Originally posted by iori_komei
Information should never be kept from anyone, or charged money
for access to, and this is exactly what they're doing, what's worse
is that this information is old, and thus a considerably smaller amount
of people wioll actually be actively trying to find it in the first place.