A court has ordered search giant Google $430,000 to pay damages to a French publisher for breaching its copyright online.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has to pay $14,000 a day for every day extracts of the publishers’ books stay online.
The publisher, La Martiniere-Le Seuil, had sued Google because it scanned in some of its publications and published extracts on Google Books.
Google, however, will appeal against the decision of the Parisian court. If it loses that appeal, then no doubt it will accumulate a hefty number of $14,000s before the case is decided.
According to the Journal, Google has already scanned 100,000 French works in its database, and 80 percent of them still remain under copyright.