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German Publishers Drop Suit Against Google, Handing Hengeler Mueller a Win

Jun 10, 2020 - Legal Week

A consortium of German publishers has dropped its claim against Google in Berlin Regional Court asserting that the tech giant was infringing copyrights by displaying news snippets in its search engine results.

VC Media, a consortium of roughly 200 German publishers, dropped the suit after a Berlin district court made it clear that a 2013 German law was not applicable. The move ends a dispute that had lasted more than six years.

The issue of media platforms like Google viola...