Google has taken a lot of flak over the years for their indexing and archiving functions of their search engine. While just about every search engine does this, their dominant status has made them a huge target. Not long ago, the Belgian courts saw it fit to fine Google for copyright violations, due to their archiving of certain news articles.
Now, Google is appealing that case, as well as entering into “negotiations” with the group that sued them in the first place. Google already had the case reheard, and the earlier decision stood.
Interestingly enough, even though Google is still apparently responsible for the fines the Belgian courts have levied, Google is once again archiving the articles and providing links to the news articles in question.