Google and French publishers sign copyright agreement

For the first time in Europe, Alphabet’s Google and a group of French publishers said Thursday that they have agreed on a general copyright framework under which the US tech giant will pay publishers for online content. Google has signed only individual deals with a few publications so far, including national newspapers Le Monde and Le Figaro.

Principles agreed between the French publishers lobby, Alliance de la presse d ‘information générale (APIG) and Google include criteria such as daily publication volume, monthly Internet traffic and “contribution to political and general information,” they said. in a statement. Google and APIG did not say how much money could be distributed under the agreement to APIG members, which include national and local publishers. No details were disclosed on how the remuneration would be calculated according to the criteria.

The announcement follows months of negotiations between Google, French publishers and news agencies on how to enforce the new EU copyright rules, which allow publishers to charge a fee from online platforms that show excerpts of their news.

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  • For the first time in Europe, Alphabet’s Google and a group of French publishers said Thursday that they have agreed on a general copyright framework under which the US tech giant will pay publishers for online content.
  • Google and French publishers sign copyright agreement