Google has agreed to allow Belgian newspapers to be listed on search results generated by its search engine after the newspapers had claimed that Google had been unnecessarily aggressive in removing them. Google claimed that it was only trying to comply with a Belgian court ruling that had been granted in response to claims by the newspapers that Google News had used unauthorised snippets of their news material. However, the papers countered that it was only Google News’ service that was the problem and not Google’s search engine. Google said that it had not wanted to take the chance of breaching the court ruling which said that Google would be fined €25,000 for every day that it was in breach. Google has expressed delight at being able to reinstate the newspapers in its search results and said it had never wanted to take the sites out of its index. And they all lived happily ever after?