Agence France Presse (AFP) sued Google a few days ago because Google News uses content and pictures from AFP's site without permission. AFP claims this has caused them financial damage and they hope to recover at least $17.5 million from Google.
A Google spokesman said that Google doesn't have a timetable for when all AFP links and content will be removed, but that Google is actively working on the matter.
"We allow publishers to opt out of Google News. Most, however, want to be included in Google News because they believe it's a benefit to them and their readers," Langdon added, reading from a prepared statement.