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Linking is NOT violation of copyright

David Drummond, Senior VP and Chief Legal Counsel of Google, denying that Google violates any rights by linking when it uses headlines and a summary to flag up news articles on publicly available sites:

"This is not a question of Google not respecting copyright. This is a fundamental disagreement when you're applying copyright rules on the web," he said, adding that the idea that indexing sites was a violation "flies in the face of how the web has been built and how it operates."

Full text of David Drummond speech

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