ReutersJan 22, 2021 04:15:11 IST
By Mathieu Rosemain
PARIS (Reuters) – Google and a French publishers’ foyer stated on Thursday that they had agreed to a copyright framework for the U.S. tech big to pay information publishers for content material on-line, in a primary for Europe.
The transfer paves the best way for particular person licensing agreements for French publications, a few of which have seen revenues drop with the rise of the Web and declines in print circulation.
The deal, which Google describes as a sustainable solution to pay publishers, is prone to be intently watched by different platforms reminiscent of Fb, a lawyer concerned within the talks stated.
Fb was not instantly reachable for remark.
Alphabet-owned Google and the Alliance de la presse d’info générale (APIG) stated in an announcement that the framework included standards such because the day by day quantity of publications, month-to-month web visitors and “contribution to political and normal info”.
Google has thus far solely signed licensing agreements with just a few publications in France, together with nationwide day by day newspapers Le Monde and Le Figaro. These bear in mind the framework agreed with APIG, a Google spokesman stated.
GOOGLE NEWS SHOWCASE
Google’s car for paying information publishers, referred to as Google Information Showcase, is thus far solely accessible in Brazil and Germany.
On Thursday, Reuters confirmed it had signed a cope with Google to be the primary world information supplier to Google Information Showcase. Reuters is owned by information and data supplier Thomson Reuters Corp.
“Reuters is dedicated to creating new methods of offering entry to trusted, high-quality and dependable world information protection at a time when it’s by no means been extra necessary,” Eric Danetz, International Head of Income, Reuters, stated in an announcement.
Google and APIG didn’t say how a lot cash can be distributed to APIG’s members, who embrace most French nationwide and native publishers. Particulars on how the remuneration can be calculated weren’t disclosed.
The deal follows months of bargaining between Google, French publishers and information businesses over find out how to apply revamped EU copyright guidelines, which permit publishers to demand a price from on-line platforms exhibiting extracts of their information.
Google, the world’s greatest search engine, initially fought towards the concept of paying publishers for content material, saying their web sites benefited from the larger visitors it introduced.
(Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain; Modifying by Edmund Blair, Jon Boyle, Alexander Smith and Howard Goller)
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