Kaufman Provides IP Law360 with Insight on Brewing Copyright Dispute Between AP and Google
“AP V. Google Would Be Epic Copyright Clash: Experts”Law360 Newswire
May 4, 2009 - Manatt partner Kenneth M. Kaufman is quoted in the May 4, 2009, IP Law360 - Breaking News on Litigation and Policy top story, “AP V. Google Would Be Epic Copyright Clash: Experts.” According to the article, The Associated Press (AP) is taking a more aggressive approach toward online news copyrights and has threatened to go after Google Inc. by pulling news copy from the Internet giant’s search pages. A leading authority on copyright and Internet law, Kaufman notes that the terms of the 2006 license between the AP and Google are not publicly known and that experts are speculating to some degree as to the future of any AP-Google relationship. According to Kaufman, “At this point, AP could either be signaling its willingness to litigate, or it could simply be letting Google know it will continue to raise the public profile of the issue.If the sides did end up in court, it would be major litigation and would likely present critical questions of fair use for the Internet era.”
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