Google, 6 French papers sign copyright deals

Thursday, 19. November 2020 18:00

Alphabet Inc.'s Google announced on Thursday it had signed agreements over digital copyright with six French newspapers, including Le Monde and Le Figaro.

The deals were based on the European Union's regulation that allows media outlets to request a fee from online platforms that share news from their pages. The criteria included in the contract included the "contribution to political and general information" of a certain publisher, as well as their popularity, volume of publication, and circulation.

Earlier this year, the Court of Appeal of Paris ordered Google to negotiate with media outlets over fees for digital copyright.

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