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Google Warns Germans Against Threat

  • Mashable, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 3:31 PM

n its latest effort to bring attention to government action it considers threatening to the open web, Google is warning German citizens and lawmakers of the potential dangers posed by copyright changes being considered in Germany’s parliament. The campaign and petition is called “Verteidige Dein Netz,” German for “Defend Your Net.” Its target? A proposed law which would allow German publishers to charge Google for the short excerpts seen on sites such as Google News or remove content from the search engine entirely.

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