Arg! Google Wins Belgian Piracy Lawsuit

A Belgian court handed a victory to Google this week, declaring that the search engine was not liable for helping hackers find tools to break into software.

A lawsuit filed by ServersCheck BVBA, based in Leuven, Belgium, charged that Google's Suggest feature could drive users who were interested in their network monitoring software to pirated versions.

ServersCheck sought to have Google modify Suggest to not offer piracy-related suggestions but did not seek financial damages, although the company claims Suggest cost them $134,000 in lost business every week.

ServersCheck is expected to appeal.