Field v. Google, Inc.

Docket Number: 2:2004cv00413
Judge: Robert C. Jones
Opinion Date: January 12, 2006

Google did not infringe on Field’s copyright by indexing and caching his online story. Website owners can use meta tags <META NAME=”ROBOTS” CONTENT=”NOARCHIVE”> or robots.txt files to keep a search engine for indexing a particular page. Also Google’s use of the materials in their database was fair use.

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