Google In Belgium: The Best Explanation

Having run out of dour topics to post about here 🙂 I thought I’d share a quick link that I think people will appreciate. Are you wondering just what’s going on with the Belgian papers suing to get out of Google News? Danny Sulivan has written an excellant post about it, complete with an interview from one of the Belgian parties. It’s here.

The shortest version of the story here is that Danny suspects that the Belgian papers don’t really want out of Google, they just want Google to pay them before indexing their content. That’s not going to happen, and it shouldn’t. Very interesting story though, in its details.