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German Law To Make Google Pay For Snippets 117

judgecorp writes "The German government has announced plans for a copyright law which would require Google, other search engines, and aggregators to pay for small snippets of text displayed on their pages. Journalistic citations and private users will be exempt."
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German Law To Make Google Pay For Snippets

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 13, 2012 @12:07PM (#39339639)
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 13, 2012 @12:16PM (#39339731)

    I take it you didn't use Google's/Bing's news search much, because otherwise you'd know they show 2-3 sentence blurbs, barely enough to find relevant articles. Yahoo news search shows somewhat longer snippets, but still shorter than, say, an average /. summary and still not enough to visit only search page.

    This is just yet another attempt at legislation from people unaware of how Internet works and proud of it.

    Here's a beauty:

    The law would oblige Internet aggregators and search engines to pay publishers to display all or part of their articles, including snippets such as headlines embedded in search links, according to the CDU.

  • Re:again? (Score:4, Informative)

    by next_ghost ( 1868792 ) on Tuesday March 13, 2012 @12:59PM (#39340355)
    No [] and no [].
  • by JimCanuck ( 2474366 ) on Tuesday March 13, 2012 @04:31PM (#39343551)

    Dealing with the Romans after they copied their entire culture and then molested it.
    Dealing with the crusaders who pillaged and burned anything along their path to the ME.
    Dealing with a Muslim occupation for 400 years without losing their identity.
    Dealing with a foreign imposed Bavarian then Danish King they didn't ask for.
    Dealing with a Civil War started by the British to force Greece to take back said Kingdom.
    Dealing with a Euro Dollar that no one in Greece other then the pro-Euro government actually wanted.
    Dealing with hundreds of millions of dollars of Bribes from German companies ThyssenKrupp and Siemens.

    Just a short form of the history the last 2000 years, there is more if you look for it.

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