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[ NNSquad ] France to act to force Google to pay for news

France to act to force Google to pay for news

http://j.mp/TQMzfb  (Reuters / Chicago Tribune)

   "President Francois Hollande told Google's chief executive on Monday
    that France would legislate to force the Web search engine to pay for
    displaying links to news articles unless it struck a deal with French
    media outlets.  Press associations in France and other European
    countries want Google to pay when it displays links to newspapers in
    Internet searches."
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The slippery slope aspects of this situation cannot be overstated.  
A possible practical response to France's attitude on this issue:

  "Au revoir!"

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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