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French government says Google must pay French news agencies to send them traffic

from the-local-news-demands-the-right-to-fuck department European publishers simply cannot punish themselves enough, apparently. News organizations facing downturns related to their inability to take advantage of the miraculous communications platform that is the Internet are turning to their governments, demanding that something be done about Google and its [checks notes] insistence on sending search traffic their way. Relying […]

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GOOGL) ordered to compensate French news agencies for their content as new European copyright law begins to bite

Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has been order by the French Competition Authority (ACF) in order to financially compensate French publishing houses and press agencies for the use of their content. This development marks an aberration for the search juggernaut which has, until now, largely avoided direct content agreements. The French Competition Authority said in a statement: […]