Google reaches copyrights deal with French media

Thursday, 21. January 2021 09:50

Google LLC announced on Thursday the company has reached an agreement with French publishers on the issue of copyrights, and will become the first United States tech giant in Europe to start paying publishers for their content displayed on the platform.

So far, Google has signed separate deals with French daily newspapers Le Monde and Le Figaro. France has also reportedly resumed collecting digital-services revenue tax from tech giants based in the US, while Italy and the United Kingdom are expected to follow these steps.

Last month, French authorities fined Google $100 million after confirming the company breached the country's Data Protection Act.

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