PARIS (AP) — Google has signed a take care of a gaggle of French publishers paving the best way for the web big to make digital copyright funds for on-line information content material.
After months of talks, Google France and the Alliance de la Presse d’Data Generale said Thursday that they agreed to arrange a framework beneath which the U.S. firm will negotiate particular person licensing offers with publishers.
Google has already negotiated just a few particular person cost offers with some French information publishers resembling nationwide every day paper Le Monde and weekly journal l’Obs.
The corporate was compelled to barter with publishers and information companies for reusing their materials on-line beneath a “neighboring rights” regulation that took impact after France turned the primary nation to undertake new European Union copyright guidelines.
Google had initially balked at paying for information, saying new corporations benefited from the thousands and thousands of readers it sends to their web sites. However final yr an appeals court docket ordered the corporate to open talks with publishers.
Beneath the framework settlement, funds will probably be based mostly on standards resembling the quantity revealed every day and month-to-month web site visitors.
Google didn’t spell out how a lot cash can be paid to the group’s members.