Assault on Google News Berlin Cabinet Approves New Web Copyright Law

The government of Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to require Google and other aggregators to pay for reproducing content from news websites. Her cabinet on Wednesday agreed on a draft law that would impose a fee even for tiny snippets of text. Web activists are outraged.
Berlin wants Google to pay for news aggregation.

Berlin wants Google to pay for news aggregation.

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