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Google Decries Proposed German Link Fees Law

  • GigaOm, Tuesday, August 21, 2012 3:29 PM

Google launched a broadside against a proposed law in Germany that would see search engines forced to pay license fees for linking people to news stories. Google’s North Europe communications chief, Kay Oberbeck, sounded off this morning in a guest post for a German press agency. He also pointed out that Google sends readers to the publishers’ sites, that anyone who doesn’t want their content to be indexed by Google can throw a robots.txt file in there, and that publishers make money off Adsense.

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