Paris – A French court has ordered Google (NASD: GOOG) to pay $598,000 in
copyright infringement damages to a number of filmmakers and a photographer,
over the appearance of their works in Google’s search results and on Google
Video, Agence-France Presse (AFP) reported.
The appellate court in Paris ruled
in favor of film producer Mondovino and others who brought copyright charges
Google reportedly removed the works when asked by copyright
holders, but the works then reappeared online.
The company is said to be
considering an appeal.