France considers law forcing Google to pay for linking news

President Francois Hollande told Google’s chief executive on Monday that France would legislate to force the web search engine to pay for displaying links to news articles unless it struck a deal with French media outlets.Press associations in France, and other European countries, want Google to pay when it displays links to newspapers in Internet searches. see:France eyes ‘Google Tax’ for French websites [AP]
French President Francois Hollande is considering a pushing for a new tax that would see search engines such as Google have to pay each time they use content from French media.Hollande discussed the topic with Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, during a meeting in Paris on Monday.

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