Law & Order

Google Convicted in Paris Court

A Paris court convicted Google of copyright infringement in a suit over online publication of French books on Friday. The web giant has been ordered to pay $430,000 in damages and interest to French publisher La Martiniere, as well as $14,400 per day until all the extracts of the French books have been pulled from its online database. Google's plan to scan the world's books and place them online has drawn the ire of publishers and libraries across the U.S. and Europe.