The text is a Sept. 5 court ruling saying the Internet search giant can't publish photos and snippets of articles from Belgian, French and German newspapers without their permission.
Google added the text after losing an appeal Friday that challenged a court requirement that it publish the ruling or face a daily fine of $640,000, according to the
The company said the order to publish the ruling is excessive punishment, maintaining that the legal battle has already received lots of publicity in Belgium, according to the
Google plans to appeal the Sept. 5 ruling at a hearing scheduled for November.
The company said Friday that it would not comply with the order to publish the ruling on its site, according to
, but it apparently changed its mind. A company spokeswoman quoted by
wouldn't explain the sudden about-face but said Google would continue to appeal the ruling about republishing the news stories and photos.
Google shares lost $3.07 to finish Friday at $403.78.