Search engine cache does not infringe copyright, rules US court

A court has ruled that Yahoo! and Microsoft had an implied licence to copy and display pages from a website because the operator of that site knew how the search engines’ opt-out procedures worked but chose to ignore them.A man has mostly failed in his bid to sue the companies over their publishing of material from his website via their search engines. Each company copied the material to an archive on its own servers and made that available to users via a ‘cache’ link.

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