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Google agrees to pay French publishers for news

Jan 21, 2021 - CNN

LONDON (CNN Business) -- Google will pay news publications in France for the use of their content online in a landmark agreement that could soon be replicated elsewhere in Europe under new copyright laws.

The tech company and APIG, which represents French news media, said in a joint statement on Thursday that they have agreed on principles for how news publications should be compensated for the distribution of their content on Google platforms after months of talks.

Google has long...