Home > News content

Google has submitted proposals to French regulators to pay news publishers

via:新浪科技     time:2021/12/15 23:01:55     readed:94

Sina technology news Beijing time December 15 evening news, it is reported that Google announced today that it has submitted a proposal to the French anti-monopoly regulator, hoping to resolve the company's dispute with French news organizations and publishers over payment for news content.

The French competition Authority (FCA) said in a statement that the proposals would be put out for public consultation and that interested parties had until January 31, 2022 to respond.

For years, news organizations' advertising revenues have been eaten away by news aggregators like Google and Facebook. They complain that the tech companies use their content in search results or other features without paying royalties.

Google argues that its news search service provides only a fraction of the story, and that interested readers will still click on the link to the original page, which in turn drives traffic to news publishers

Later, a revised European Copyright Directive was passed and France took the lead in implementing it. The new copyright law would force Google to pay publishers for snippets of news and require Facebook to filter out protected content.

Today, as part of its proposals, Google promised to negotiate fees for the use of its protected content "in good faith" with news organisations and publishers. Google also promised to come up with a price within three months of the start of negotiations. If no agreement can be reached, it is possible to go to an arbitration tribunal to determine the amount to be paid.

In a blog post on its French website, Google said the proposal highlighted its willingness to open a new chapter in the copyright dispute. In November, Google began paying AFP for its news content.

translate engine: Youdao

China IT News APP

Download China IT News APP

Please rate this news

The average score will be displayed after you score.

Post comment

Do not see clearly? Click for a new code.

User comments