Google seeks an agreement with the Spanish media with the aim of recovering Google News in Spain, according to Reuters
Late 2014 Google News closed its operations in Spain. It was Google’s response to the Canon AEDE that was introduced with the Intellectual Property Law. Seven years later things may change again, the search giant is in conversations with the Spanish media in order to reach an agreement again.
According indicates Reuters, Google is negotiating individual license agreements with each medium. With this, the service can presumably display the collected news again in its news aggregator, Google News. A movement that comes months after Spain implements the European Union’s copyright directive, which requires aggregators to share part of their income with the media.
Individual agreements with each medium
As the Ministry of Culture of Spain has commented to Reuters, they are working on a bill. For their part, Google indicated that the media should be able to choose their business model and that a law should not establish a payment license as has given in other cases.
The latter is precisely where the difference lies with other chaos where Google has been forced to pay or withdraw its news service. The European directive contemplates the possibility that technology platforms such as Google can reach agreements with the media individually to display your content.
Recently Google did just this with the French media, to which he agreed to pay in exchange for showing a preview of their news. In the case of Australia, things have been more complex and Facebook or Google have seen the need to remove any traces of news of their platforms. Subsequently an agreement has been reached.
In other parts of the world Google has already started to implement your Google News Showcase program, which essentially involves make agreements with media to show a preview of your news on Google News. For this, Google plans to invest one billion dollars for the next few years with which to pay these media. The Spanish could be the next to get a slice of it.
Via | Reuters