Google reached agreement on paying for shared content in France
News - Jan 22, 2021
Google and a group of French publishers announced that they reached a general copyright agreement, whereupon the US tech giant will pay to publishers for their content posted on that platform.
The principles agreed between the French publishing lobby, L’Alliance de la Presse d’Information Générale (APIG) and Google include the criteria such as daily volume of posts, monthly Internet traffic and ‘contribution to political and general information’, as stated in a joint press release.
It is not precisely reported how much money members of the APIG, which gathers national and local publishers, may receive.
Owing to this agreement, publishers mat ask a fee from the platforms for posting their news.
This is the first collective copyright agreement of Google with publishers in Europe.