Google has reached an agreement with more than 300 media companies in six European Union countries – when it comes to paying for their content.
Publishers are among the fiercest critics of Google, as they have been calling on governments for a long time to regulate the payment of fees for media content – published on digital platforms.
We remind you that Australia was among the first to prescribe this payment, and a similar law came into force in Canada in March.
The media department director in this company, Sulina Connal, announced on her blog on Tuesday that they had agreed to pay for the content with about 300 media companies in the Union, Reuters reported.
“The agreements we have made so far cover more than 300 national, local, and specialized newspaper publications in Germany, Hungary, France, Austria, the Netherlands, and Ireland, and there are many discussions,”
She wrote but did not say how much Google would pay the media.
Connal also mentioned a new tool, which will offer agreements to other publishers in the EU in the coming months, starting with Germany and Hungary. The tool will provide publishers with an expanded news review agreement, which will allow Google to view excerpts and announce the news with fees.