Google will pay the media to show their news
Google and News Corp, a newspaper publishing company like The Times, The Sun, The Wall Street Journal Y The New York Post, announced this Wednesday an agreement whereby the internet giant will pay to display its contents in the search engine’s news section.
It’s a statement, the two companies called the agreement “historic”Given the conflicts that Google has had for years with publishers around the world precisely for this reason, and they assured that the alliance “will have substantial benefits for journalism and society.”
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It is a three-year agreement whereby Google will pay “significant amounts” to News Corp in exchange for being able to display the news produced by the various newspapers it owns in the prominent section of Google News, but the amounts were not detailed.
The News Corp newspapers that will receive money from Google are ‘The Wall Street Journal’, ‘Barron’s’, ‘MarketWatch’ y ‘The New York Post’ en EE. UU.; ‘The Times’, ‘The Sunday Times’ y ‘The Sun’ en el Reino Unido; and various publications in Australia such as ‘The Australian’, ‘Sky News’ y ‘news.com.au’.
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The agreement also includes plans to develop a subscription platform, share advertising revenue generated by such content and for the YouTube video portal (owned by Google) to invest in radio and video journalism projects.
Wednesday’s announcement comes as a legislative committee in the Australian Parliament is studying a bill that force technology companies to agree to a payment for the news and content that they publish but created by the media.
In the event that internet platforms and traditional media do not reach an agreement, the Australian Government wants a court to mediate between both parties and decide the amount to be paid, something that both Google and Facebook have fiercely opposed. teeth, to the point that Google even threatened to stop operating in Australia.
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In parallel to this Wednesday’s announcement, the search engine recently reached another similar agreement with 121 publishing companies in France and in recent times it has closed private contracts with publishers from Argentina, Brazil, Germany and the United Kingdom.
In Spain, Google News has been closed since 2014, after Congress passed a law that obliges news aggregators to pay for a license that allows them to use third-party news.
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