Thursday, December 11, 2014
Spain allows publishes to charge search engines for links
I thought that search engine companies did publishers a favor by displaying their content. It’s always worked that way for me. But in Spain there is a new law requiring search engine companies to pay for “content”, if anything at all is displayed on a search results page. So Google has closed its news service in Spain, effective Dec. 16, Guardian story here.
I wonder what’t next, a company’s wanting to charge a blog for quoting it’s story or linking to it? That;s already been settled as OK for bloggers, at least in the US.