Google to pay some Australian, German and Brazilian media groups for content to resolve spat with publishers

Google has taken a step to resolving its spat with publishers, saying it would pay some media groups in Australia, Brazil and Germany for high-quality content and expects to do more deals with others.

The US internet giant has for years tried to fend off demands for payment from news publishers worldwide in return for using their content, with European media groups among their fiercest critics.

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Google to pay some publishers for content; others dubious
Alphabet’s Google on Thursday took a step towards resolving its spat with publishers, saying it would pay some media groups in Australia, Brazil and Germany for high-quality content and expects to do more deals, but others were sceptical.

The U.S. internet giant has for years tried to fend off demands for payment from news publishers worldwide in return for using their content, with European media groups among their fiercest critics.
https://in.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-publishing/google-to-pay-some-publishers-for-content-others-dubious-idINKBN23W0VM
https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-publishing/google-to-pay-some-publishers-for-content-others-dubious-idUKKBN23W0VM

Google Will Start Paying Publishers for Upcoming News Service
Alphabet Inc.’s Google will begin paying select media outlets featured in a yet-to-be released news service later this year, a major business shift for the search engine after years of pressure from media companies and regulators.

The licensing deals will start in three countries and Google is in talks with publishers in six more, the company said Thursday in a blog post. The service will show stories from chosen publishers inside the news aggregation features, Google News and Discover.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-25/google-will-start-paying-publishers-for-upcoming-news-service

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