Google and Copyright ‘Blackmail’

French publishers are seething over Google’s decision to stop including snippets in its search results for news. Google made the decision it would remove the snippets—short blurbs that summarize the story—rather than pay the publishers a fee under a new copyright law. In the view of one French executive, Google’s behavior is “like blackmail.”

Source: Google and Copyright ‘Blackmail’—Data Sheet

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