Belgian idiocy, Google sacrilege

Since Google lost the crazy newspaper lawsuit brought by Belgian papers that didn’t want free links and free traffic being sent their way by Google News, the Belgian courts have decreed that it has to put the text of the ruling on its Belgian site.

It’s a google desecration. As TechDirt says, so much for Google’s clean, barren look.

I wonder what the guy who used to email Google with the number of words on its home page every few weeks would do now. You almost wish Google would just axe its Belgian site in protest.

[tags] google, belgium, newspapers, lawsuit, john koetsier [/tags]