French Media Want GoogleTo pay To Link Content

Agence France Press, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3 AM
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Leading French newspaper publishers called on the government last week to adopt a law to force Internet search engines such as Google to pay them for using their content.

In an interview published in the business daily "Le Figaro," they said a law should impose a settlement in the long-running dispute with Google, which receives high volumes of advertising revenue from user searches for news contained on media websites. The publisher of Le Nouvel Observateur weekly, Nathalie Collin, suggested that media would in exchange for a "fair payment" give up their objection that Google index their news content.

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