Google Warns Australia About Proposed Copyright Laws

Nov 8, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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AFP reports that the recently proposed changes to Australian copyright laws could drive the country back to "the pre-Internet era".

Google's senior counsel and head of public policy Andrew McLaughlin said, "If such advanced permission was required, the Internet would promptly grind to a halt". He further added "Given the vast size of the Internet, it is impossible for a search engine to contact personally each owner of a web page to determine whether the owner desires its web page to be searched, indexed or cached". Not only Australian Government, but Google is also in war with words with other content providers globally such as  Agence France-Presse, who has complained that google has used their material without their permission or compensation.

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