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. 

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