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A Paris court has ruled that Google is breaking French law with its policy of digitizing books, and has fined the company $14,300 a day until it rids its database of the literary extracts.
A French publishing executive said the ruling “shows Google that they are not the kings of the world and they can’t do whatever they want.” He added that French publishers would still like to work with Google to digitize their books, “but only if they stop playing around with us and start respecting intellectual property rights.”
Google plans to appeal the decision.