Google convicted in French copyright case

A Paris court has convicted Google Inc. in a copyright infringement case over online publication of French books.

A Paris court has convicted Google Inc. in a copyright infringement case over online publication of French books.

A judge ruled Friday that the U.S. internet search giant must pay the equivalent of $458,000 in damages and interest to French publisher La Martinière.

Google was also ordered to pay $15,275 per day until it removes extracts of the French books from its online database.

Google's plans to scan millions of books to make them available online has drawn criticism from publishers and libraries in both the United States and Europe.