Google wants to bypass France’s neighbouring rights
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Google wants to bypass France’s neighbouring rights

"When the French law comes into force, we will no longer post an overview of the content in France for European news publishers, unless the publisher has taken steps to inform us of such a wish," the Google press release stated. Google, the American digital giant, does not want to pay its due when the EU copyright directive comes into force in France. The online platform prefers to modify Google News rather than pay online news publishers. EURACTIV France reports . Google announced that it would not pay online news publishers from France to display their content, once the EU copyright directive comes into force in October. The digital giant said the measures it would take to comply with the directive on Wednesday (25 September). While the directive had created the notion of a “neighbouring right” allowing online newspaper publishers to be remunerated for publishing extracts of their articles on Google News, the American company has other ideas. Google has announced its intention to change the rules for displaying article excerpts, as required by the new regulations. Instead of displaying headlines, a photo as well as the article’s first few lines, the search engine will only display headlines and […]

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