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AFP sues Google for copyright violation

March 19, 2005 20:52 IST

International news agency Agence France-Presse has sued Google Inc for copyright infringement, according to media report

Paris-headquartered AFP filed a suit in a Washington court seeking damages of at least $17.5 million and an
interdiction on the publication of its text and photos without prior agreement.

AFP has accused Google of posting its headlines, news summaries and photographs without permission.

Details are awaited.