Ger­man top court re­jects Ya­hoo case

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

Ger­many’s high­est court has re­jected a case brought by Ya­hoo against a law de­signed to com­pen­sate news pub­lish­ers for the use of their con­tent. The Con­sti­tu­tional Court said Wed­nes­day that Ya­hoo hadn’t ex­hausted its le­gal pos­si­bil­i­ties in lower courts and should turn to them first. The judges didn’t rule on the is­sue it­self, which also af­fects ri­val search en­gine com­pa­nies such as Google. Ger­many re­vised its copy­right laws in 2013 to al­low me­dia com­pa­nies to re­quest pay­ment from search en­gines that use more than snip­pets of their con­tent. A lawyer for Ya­hoo said he wasn’t im­me­di­ately able to com­ment on the ver­dict as the court hadn’t in­formed the par­ties yet. — AP

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