I would have though that google would be pleased ...
to have regulators in different jurisdictions doing the same thing as it will reduce the number of different regulations that it has to follow.
Google is challenging a $161 million antitrust fine issued by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) based on accusations that 50 instances within the ruling were lifted from a European ruling for similar charges. According to an appeals document filed by Google and seen by Reuters, the over 50 instances of copy pasting, …
Mostly spot-on. A better argument from Google would be to say that EU count findings don't have precedent in Indian law. Which is a valid consideration but plagiarism? What a joke, sounds like Google is running the clock, trying to make it expensive, or written by a undergraduate intern.
At least in the US, most text produced by the federal government is copyright-free. Otherwise it would hinder the spread of government information. Imagine CNN having to pay to the federal government to inform citizen of a new federal law they are currently subject to. I would be shocked to find that the EU copyrights their text, or at least in a restrictive manner.
Also, it's law, not a school essay.
Secondly, if they don't want to fined for it, maybe they shouldn't try the exact same for which they have been in court already? To me, that's more or less demonstrating mens rea, which suggests that whoever came up with that defense isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer.